The moon joins the morning planets.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
This morning the gibbous moon, 19.3 days past the New phase and 72% illuminated, is 3.1° to the lower right of Jupiter and 6.1° to the lower right of Saturn.
Jupiter is inching eastward among the stars toward its Great Conjunction with Saturn on December 21, 2020. This morning they are 4.7° apart.
Mars is farther east, the Red Planet is over 32° to the left of Jupiter. It continues to march away from the giant planet pair in the south-southeast.
For more details about the morning planets, read more here.
For our daily semi-technical description of May’s planet events, click here.