2016, Saturn & Moon, Five Planets


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In the show of the five naked eye planets, the moon appears near Saturn on February 3.  Look southward for the moon at about an hour before sunrise.  The planet Saturn is about 4 degrees to the lower left of the moon with the star Antares nearby.  Mars is farther to the south and bright Jupiter is in the western sky.  Brilliant Venus appears low in the southeast, with Mercury about 6 degrees to the lower left.

For more about the seeing the five naked eye planets:

2016:  Five Planets in the Morning Sky, January-February

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