Tag: Jupiter

2019, February 21: Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter

2019, February 21: Venus is 3.4 degrees to the left of Saturn. Jupiter is in the south.

This morning, three days after the Venus-Saturn conjunction, the brilliant Morning Star Venus is 3.4 degrees to the left of Saturn. Watch the Venus-Saturn gap continue to grow during the next several mornings.  Jupiter is about 26 degrees to the upper right of Saturn.

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2019, February 15: Morning Star Venus Approaches Saturn

2019, February 15: Venus is 3.4 degrees to the upper right of Saturn and over 23 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.

Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeast this morning.  It passes Saturn in three mornings (February 18).  This morning, Venus is 3.4 degrees to the upper right of Saturn.  Jupiter is over 23 degrees to the upper right of Venus.  Venus passed Jupiter about a month ago.

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2019: February 27-March 3: Morning Star Venus, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon

The morning sky during late February and early March 2019. Each morning is displayed for seven seconds then the series repeats.

The moon passes the morning planets during late February and early March 2019.  Step outside at about 1 hour before sunrise.  Check your local sunrise time.

Here are the highlights for these mornings:

  • February 27: One hour before sunrise, three bright planets span about 36° from east-southeast to south-southeast.  Brilliant Morning Star Venus is low in the east-southeast.  Find a clear horizon to see it.  Saturn, distinctly dimmer is 10° to the upper right of Venus.  Venus passed Saturn just five days ago.  Bright Jupiter is nearly 26° to the upper right of Saturn. The waning crescent moon (22.6d, 40%) is 2° to the upper right of Jupiter.

 

2019, February 28: Morning Star Venus, Saturn, Moon, and Jupiter arch across the southeastern morning sky. The moon as about midway between Jupiter and Saturn.

 

  • February 28: This morning Venus, Saturn, crescent moon (23.6d, 30%), Jupiter, and Antares are lined up across the sky from east-southeast to south-southeast..  The gaps to the solar system objects:  Venus – Saturn, 11°; Saturn – Moon, 15°; Moon – Jupiter, 11°.

 

2019, March 1: This morning the moon is moon is nearly 3 degrees to the upper right of Saturn, partly obscured by a cloud.

 

  • March 1:  Jupiter rises 4.5 hours before sunrise followed by the waning crescent moon (24.9 days old, 22% illuminated) about 90 minutes later.  Saturn follows the moon less than 20 minutes later.  Venus rises about 45 minutes after Saturn.  At 1 hour before sunrise, the three planets, with the moon 3° to the upper right of Saturn, span 38° from the east-southeast to south-southeast.

 

2019, March 1: This morning the crescent moon is over 4 degrees from Venus. Saturn and Jupiter appear to the upper right.

 

2019, March 1: A closer view of the moon and Venus.

 

  • March 2: This morning is another classic Venus – moon (25.8d, 15%) pairing, with the crescent 4.3° to the right of the brilliant Morning Star, that is nearly 9° up in the east-southeast 1 hour before sunrise.  Look for Earthshine, reflected sunlight from Earth gently illuminates the night portion of the moon.  Jupiter is 39° to the upper right of Venus and Saturn is 13° to the upper right of Venus.

 

  • March 3: At an hour before sunrise, the crescent moon (26.7d, 9%), about 4° up in the east-southeast, is about 7° to the lower left of Venus.

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2019, February 9: Morning Star Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn

2019, February 9: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn shine in the pre-sunrise sky.

Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeast this morning.  Jupiter is over 17 degrees to the upper left of Venus.  Saturn, beginning to become easier to see is over 9 degrees to the lower left of Venus.

Venus is rapidly moving toward a conjunction with Saturn on February 18.  Watch Venus close the gap and get closer each morning.

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2019, January 31: Moon, Morning Star Venus, and Jupiter

 

On another wickedly cold morning, the waning crescent moon is 2 degrees from the Morning Star Venus this morning, while Jupiter is 8.5 degrees to the upper right of Venus.  Venus passed Jupiter on January 22.  It moves farther east and passes Saturn on February 18.

 

 

Look through a binocular to see “earthshine” on the moon.  Sunlight reflected from Earth gently illuminates the night portion of the moon.

Venus and the moon about 20 minutes before sunrise.

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2019, January 30; Moon, Jupiter, and Morning Star Venus

2019, January 30: The waning crescent moon that is 24.4 days old appears 6 degrees to the upper right of bright Jupiter. Venus is over 7 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.

The waning crescent moon, bright Jupiter, and Morning Star Venus shine from the southeast on this wickedly cold morning.  The crescent moon (24.4 days old and 24% illuminated), overexposed in the image, is 6 degrees to the upper right of bright Jupiter.  Venus, rapidly moving eastward is over 7 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.  The star Antares appears to the right of the planets.  Tomorrow morning, the moon is near Venus.

See January 31’s photos

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2019, February 1 and 2: Moon with Saturn, Morning Star Venus, and Jupiter

The moon appears near the planet Saturn on the mornings of February 1 and February 2.

Here are the highlights of the mornings:

February 1: About 45 minutes before sunrise, Saturn, the crescent moon (26.5 days old — past the New phase, 10% illuminated), brilliant Morning Star Venus, and bright Jupiter span nearly 27° in the southeast.  Saturn is only 7° up in the southeast. The planets and moon are nearly equally spaced, about 9° apart.  Watch Venus continue to separate from Jupiter and close in on Saturn.  The Venus – Saturn conjunction occurs on February 18. This morning the gap is 18.5°.

February 2: At 45 minutes before sunrise, the very thin waning crescent moon (27.5 days old, 5% illuminated), 5° up in the southeast, is  about 3° to the lower left of Saturn.  The Venus – Saturn gap is nearly 167°. The Venus – Jupiter gap continues to grow, over 10° this morning, widening to over 15° on February 12.

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