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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Morning Glory - Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter

Mercury, the Moon, Jupiter and Mars make a fantastic grouping in the early morning sky on Monday February 23. This image shows the appearance of the eastern horizon at around 6:00 am (click to enlarge).

You can start observing as early as 5:30 if you have a nice level horizon, and the sky will be pretty light by 6:30, so it will be hard to see Mars. So you have about an hours window in the morning to see this lineup at its best.

Looking on the 22nd will be pretty good too. The waning crescent Moon, Mercury Jupiter and Mars are all in a nice line.

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