2017, December 27: Jupiter and Mars

Bright Morning Star Jupiter shines from the southeast this morning with Mars nearby. This morning the planets are 4.75 degrees apart. Their conjunction is January 7.  Jupiter is 1.25 degrees from Zubenelgenubi.

Watch both planets move eastward compared to the starry background during the next several weeks.

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

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