Mars is marching toward its April 2 conjunction with Saturn. This morning they are about 6 degrees apart. Watch Mars close the gap each morning.
Meanwhile, farther west, Jupiter is retrograding. It is about 8 degrees from Zubenelgenubi, the brightest star in Libra. Jupiter passes the star in June.
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, 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