Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tonight's Sky for January 5: Venus and Saturn Within 5 Degrees

They've been converging awhile now, and now Venus and Saturn are within 5 angular degrees of each other in the predawn sky. To simulate, hold 3 fingers against each other at arm's length. However, things will be getting better. Keep an eye on this pair as they're moving toward each other fast and will come to within half a degree of each other come the morning of the 8th and 9th. If that weren't enough, the Moon will be parked just about directly between Venus and Mars, which appears as a reddish star above and right of the Moon.

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