Mike Lynch Astronomy Blog

The Great Morning Planet Conjunction Continues!   By Mike Lynch

      Four planets are in a very close conjunction in the early morning sky. Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury are in close cluster in the early morning sky although you have to look very early in the very low eastern sky about a half hour before sunrise in the early morning twilight. You need to have a low treeless horizon to see this. Venus will be the brightest and Jupiter will second brightest. Mercury and Mars will be much fainter and somewhat challenging to see. You can use a telescope but since the planets are so close to the horizon they’ll be really fuzzy because the Earth’s  atmosphere is so much thicker. Something like this won’t happen again for years and years.


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