Venus, Mars & Jupiter, February 17, 2015


Brilliant Venus and Mars shine from the western sky this evening.  Venus is moving higher in the sky, as Mars is slowly moving toward the sun’s brilliance.  They are closest this weekend.  Tonight they are less than 2 degrees apart.

Meanwhile, bright Jupiter shines from the eastern sky at the same time as the planetary pair move together in the west.  It is 14 degrees above the star Regulus.  Just past opposition, Jupiter is in the sky throughout the night, in the east during early the early evening, south around midnight, and west in the predawn hours.

More posts about the planets:

Mars and Venus, February 2015

Venus as an Evening Star

Jupiter at opposition

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