Sunday, July 28, 2013

August 3, 2013: Crescent moon will join morning conjunction of Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury

I don't usually post predictions on this blog (for that, I use things like SkyWeek Plus and NASA JPL What's Up videos), but I happened to stumble across this conjunction while I was planning my shots this morning.

Saturday morning, August 3, 2013 at 6:00am (Indiana), screenshot from Stellarium

Sunday morning, August 4, 2013 at 6:00am (Indiana), screenshot from Stellarium

Look to the East about 30 minutes before sunrise to see the crescent moon (5.6% illuminated) join a conjunction of 3 planets: Jupiter (top), Mars, and Mercury (bottom). The objects will be between 20° and 6° above the horizon (Hint: One fist width at arms length is about 10°).

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