2018, January 13: Mercury – Saturn Conjunction


The Mercury-Saturn conjunction of January 13, 2018.

Mercury makes one of its best morning appearances during the year as the new year begins.  On January 13, Mercury passes less than one degree from Saturn.  Jupiter is 44 degrees to the upper right of the conjunction with the moon about midway from Saturn to Jupiter.  While dimmer, Mars is about 3 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter and 5 days after its conjunction with the Giant Planet.

Mercury has a conjunction with Jupiter late in the year.

The articles that follow provide details about the planets visible without optical assistance (binoculars or telescope):

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