Saturday, August 31, 2013
Fathers Day Treat: The Moon, Jupiter and Mars in the Morning, 1-2 September 2013
If you are going to be up early on the morning on Fathers Day (for Australia) on Sunday September 1 you will see something nice.
The crescent Moon is close to Jupiter and the triangle formed by Jupiter, Mars and the bright star Procycon will be added too by the thin crescent Moon. True, you do have to be up from around 5:30 am to 6:00am to see this.
The nice views continue for the next few days. On Monday September 2 and Tuesday September 3 the crescent Moon is close to Mars, although the Tuesday apparition will be very hard to see with the Moon close to the horizon.