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Jupiter reaches opposition on May 8, 2018, near Libra’s bright star, Zubenelgenubi . This chart shows the three planets hours before the precise opposition time. Jupiter is in the southwest and Mars is in the southeast. The three bright planets are scattered across the southern sky. Saturn is 50 degrees to the left of Jupiter and Mars is 18 degrees farther to the left (east).

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