2020, April 6: The Morning Planet Parade Marches On

Venus is passed the Pleiades, April 5, 2020

2020, April 6:  Jupiter, Saturn, Mars  planets span 9.6°.

The three Bright Outer Planets – Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars – continue to march through the morning sky.  This morning the planets are in the southeast.

The three planets span 9.6°. Jupiter is 5.9° to the upper right of Saturn. Mars, 3.7° to the lower left of Saturn.

Mars continues to move away from Jupiter and Saturn, while Jupiter slowly inches eastward toward Saturn.

Jupiter passes Saturn on December 21, 2020, for a Great Conjunction.

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

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