[AZ-Observing] Re: Planets in morning sky Saturday thru Monday

  • From: Andrew Cooper <acooper@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:30:35 -0700

Mars, Mercury and Jupiter will be closer together Sunday morning, with 
Mercury very close to Jupiter (12').  Both mornings will allow all three 
to fit in the field of a wide field scope.

Andrew

Joe Orman wrote:
> Set your alarm clock for this naked-eye observing challenge -- Jupiter, 
> Mercury and Mars will be very close together low in the east-southeast in 
> twilight the next three mornings.  The star Beta Scorpii will be in there 
> too.  Look about 6:30 a.m.; binoculars will help.  On Sunday morning also 
> look for Saturn, the Moon, and Regulus high in the southwest.
>    
>   Here's the description from my Sky events Almanac:
>   http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Almanac2006.html
>   December 9 (morning): Mercury, Mars and Jupiter form triangle within 1.5 
> degrees, very low in SE before sunrise. Mercury 0.2 degrees above Jupiter on 
> December 10. Mars 0.8 degrees to lower right of Jupiter on December 11. 
> December 10 (morning): Saturn 1 degree to lower right of gibbous Moon, bright 
> star Regulus 5 degrees to left, very high in SW before sunrise. 
>    
>   skymaps:
>   http://spaceweather.com/images2006/09dec06/skymap_north.gif
>   http://spaceweather.com/images2006/10dec06/skymap_north.gif
>   http://spaceweather.com/images2006/11dec06/skymap_north.gif
>    
>   --Joe
>    
>   Joe Orman's Photo Pages:
>   http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Gallery.html
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