2020, April 2: Mars Marches Away From Jupiter and Saturn

Mars moves away from Jupiter and Saturn
2020, April 2: The Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars span 7.3°

The bright morning planets – Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars – continue to group in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Mars, after its conjunctions with Jupiter and Saturn, begins to march away from the two giant planets.

The three planets span 7.3°. Each day the separation grows. Jupiter is 6.1° to the upper right of Saturn. Mars is 1.4° to the lower left of Saturn.

Jupiter and Saturn are headed for their once-in-a-generation Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.

For more about the morning planets during April 2020, click here.

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