2020, April 21: The Morning Planets, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars


Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, April 21, 2020
2020, April 21: This morning the Bright Outer Planets span 18.6°.

This morning, Jupiter shines from the south-southeast. Saturn is 5.2° to the lower left of its brighter planetary companion. Mars is 13.4° to the lower left of the Ringed Wonder. Mars is slightly brighter than Saturn.

Mars continues to march eastward compared to the starry background. The gap to Jupiter and Saturn continues to grow.

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

Jupiter slowly inches toward Saturn for a December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.