2020, April 14: Moon Joins Morning Planets

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2020, April 14: slightly gibbous moon, 21.0 days past new and 55% illuminated joins the morning planets.

This morning the slightly gibbous moon, 21.0 days past new and 55% illuminated is to the right of Jupiter. Jupiter is 5.5° to the upper right of Saturn. Mars, about 16° up in the southeast in central Capricornus, is 8.8° to the lower left of Saturn.

Tomorrow morning the moon appears closer to the two giant planets.

This article has more about the morning planets during April 2020.

Mars is moving away from Jupiter and Saturn, as Jupiter slowly inches toward Saturn for a December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction.



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