2018, January 18: Jupiter and Mars


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):

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