Jupiter slowly dances toward its December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction with Saturn. Find them to the upper left of crescent moon this evening. Jupiter is 3.5° to the lower right of Saturn.
Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines as “the bright star in the eastern sky before sunrise.” The planet is near the star Spica. Mercury joins Venus, but it is lower in the sky.
This evening the crescent moon appears in the southwest about 45 minutes after sunset, over 30° to the lower right of Jupiter. In a darker sky, Jupiter continues to close in on Saturn before the Great Conjunction as Mars picks up speed toward the east among the stars of Pisces.
Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the east-southeast before sunrise. This morning it is to the upper left of the star Spica, in a widely-spaced conjunction. As the sky brightens, Mercury is visible to the lower left of Venus, near the horizon.
Five bright planets are visible during the nighttime hours. Brilliant Morning Star Venus is “that bright star” in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Venus waltzes near the star Spica leading up to its widely-spaced conjunction with the star. Mercury puts on its best morning display of the year to the lower left of Venus. During the evening in the south-southwest, Jupiter slowly dances toward Saturn as a lead-up to the December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction. Mars slowly dances eastward in Pisces in the eastern sky.
Brilliant Venus shines in the eastern sky near Spica before sunrise. Mercury appears lower in the sky as sunup approaches. This speedy planet is making its best morning appearance of the year. In the evening sky, Mars appears in the eastern sky after sunset. At the same time Jupiter dances toward Saturn before their Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.
This morning’s sky extravaganza includes a thin crescent near Morning Star Venus and Spica. The trio make a pretty triangle. Mercury appears to the lower left of the celestial trio. In the evening sky, Mars ends its retrograde motion, as Jupiter closes in on Saturn before their Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.
This morning’s spectacular sky includes a thin crescent near Morning Star Venus with Mercury and Spica nearby, as the moon dances past the morning planets. Venus continues to shine as “that bright star” in the east before sunrise. In the evening Mars marches is nearing the end of its retrograde motion in Pisces. Jupiter approaches Saturn in eastern Sagittarius as a prelude to the Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.
The thin crescent moon shines in the east-southeast this morning above Venus before sunrise. The brilliant planet is slowly stepping eastward in Virgo. At about 45 minutes Mercury appears to the lower left of Venus. In the evening sky, bright Mars shines from the eastern sky as Jupiter dances toward Saturn in the south-southwest as a prelude to their Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.
The crescent moon shines this morning from Leo. During morning twilight, Morning Star Venus and Mercury dance among the stars of Virgo in the east-southeast. Mercury reaches its greatest elongation from the sun. In the evening, Mars shines from the east-southeast. In the south-southwest, Jupiter dances toward Saturn before their Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020.