Venus, Mars, and Saturn This Morning, March 14, 2014


DSC00774Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeastern sky this morning during early twilight.  (Click the images to see them larger.)  Venus rises about 2 hours, 10 minutes before the sun.

DSC00772

Meanwhile, Saturn and Mars appear farther to the west.  Bright Mars is in the southwest about 5.5 degrees above the star Spica.  Mars is retrograding as Earth passes between the Mars and the sun next month.  Saturn is about 27 degrees to the upper left of Mars near the stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.

Our posts about the planets this month:

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: