Bright Morning Star Jupiter and Mars shine from the eastern sky this morning. Both planets are moving eastward compared to the starry background.
Jupiter is 4.3 degrees from the star Zubenelgenubi. It passes Zubenelgenubi again on June 2, during its retrograde.
Mars is 5 degrees from Jupiter and marching toward a February 10 conjunction with the star Antares.
The articles that follow provide details about the planets visible without optical assistance (binoculars or telescope):
- Chart and Image Collection
- 2018: The Morning Sky
- 2018: The Evening Sky
- 2018, January 7: Jupiter-Mars Conjunction
- 2018, February 10: Mars-Antares Conjunction
- 2018, March 18: Venus, Mercury and the Moon
- 2018, April 2: Saturn-Mars Conjunction
- 2018: Mercury in the Morning Sky
- 2018: Mercury in the Evening Sky
- 2018: Five Planets Visible at Once
- 2018: Venus the Evening Star
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018
- 2018: Mars Perihelic Opposition
- 2017-2018: Jupiter’s Year in the Claws of the Scorpion, A Triple Conjunction
- 2018: Three Planets at Opposition in 79 days
- 2018: Saturn with the Teapot