The bright morning planets – Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars – shine from the eastern sky this morning. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are 4.9° apart in the south-southeast. Farther east, Mars – slightly brighter than Saturn – appears in the southeast.
The three planets span nearly 25°.
Watch Mars continue to move away from Jupiter and Saturn, while Jupiter inches closer to Saturn.
Jupiter passes Saturn on December 21, 2020 for a Great Conjunction.
Read more about May’s morning planets here.