2020, April 18: Three Morning Planets and Moon


Morning Planets, April 18, 2020
2020, April 1: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars span 16.7°.

This morning bright Jupiter appears low in the south-southeast with Saturn and Mars trailing off toward the southeast.

The three planets span 16.7° as Mars marches away from Jupiter and Saturn.

The crescent moon, April 18, 2020
2020, April 18: The crescent moon shines from the east-southeast.

The crescent moon that is 25.4 days old (past its New phase) and 18% illuminated appears low in the east-southeast.

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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