2018, January 6: Jupiter, Mars, and Moon

Bright Morning Star Jupiter appears in the southeast this morning. Tomorrow is conjunction morning with Mars. This morning the Red Planet is 0.3 degree to the right of Jupiter. Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamli form the starry background for this celestial dance.

Meanwhile, the waning gibbous moon is to the upper right of the planetary pair.

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

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