Moon posing with planets

The Moon near Jupiter early Thursday morning caught the attention of anyone who looked up in the pre-dawn sky.

With five bright planets in the morning sky, there’s more striking scenes to come!  Click on the diagrams to see them full size (you may need to hit the ‘back’ arrow to get back to this page).

Monday morning, Feb 1st, the last quarter moon stands by reddish Mars:


Moon and Mars in Libra in the southern sky.

Wednesday morning, Feb 3rd, the crescent moon stops by Saturn.


Saturn and the Moon in the southeast sky.

Friday and Saturday morning, Feb 5th and 6th, a thinner moon poses above dazzling Venus and more subtle, but visible without optical aid, Mercury, low, very low in the southeast sky just before the sky gets bright.



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