Venus, Jupiter and Mars to be visible in early morning sky

Dec 19 2017, 2:44 am

Astronomers unite! Three of the solar system’s most majestic planets, Jupiter, Mars and Venus will be visible during early morning hours this month.

The planets’ orbit around the earth will make them brighter than normal until Saturday, November 7. The best viewing will take place at 2 a.m. MST toward the eastern sky.

Venus will be the brightest of the trio, and is the third brightest object behind the sun and and the moon, meaning that when you can see it, you can really see it. Just ahead of it, Mars will be faintly visible exuding its signature orange glow and Jupiter will be the second-brightest.

The astronomical event will be the closest Venus-Mars conjunction in the sky until October 5, 2017.

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