Brilliant Morning Star Venus passes Saturn on January 9, in the predawn sky. Look toward the southeast as the sky brightens. The chart shows the view at 6 a.m. CST. Saturn appears to the upper right, about 0.2 degrees from Venus; that’s about half the apparent diameter of the moon. This is the approximate separation of Venus and Jupiter during last summer’s Venus-Jupiter Epoch Conjunction, but Saturn is dimmer. The bright star Antares appears about 7 degrees to the lower right of Venus and Saturn.
For more about the morning planets in 2016 see: 2016: The Morning Sky