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 > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > -- Andrew Cooper ---------------------------------------------------- http://www.siowl.com -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.