The Moon Shines With Jupiter, Saturn And Mars: How, When And Where To See Them

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The Moon, trio of planets before sunrise

On the mornings of May 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020, the Moon and three brilliant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Mars — will appear together in the sky. Early risers from all over the world can enjoy this wonderful celestial scenery before sunrise and take interesting photographs.

Close approach of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn

Continuing its trip past morning planets, the Moon will sit even closer to the brilliant Jupiter in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, May 12. That morning, the three objects — the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn will make a close approach in the sky.

( Easily find planets and other celestial objects in the sky above you with the free stargazing app Star Walk 2 for iOS and Android. )

The Moon visits Mars

On the mornings of May 14 and 15, find the Moon near Mars. After visiting the gas giants, the Moon will make the closest encounter with the red planet in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, May 15. Both objects will lie in the constellation Aquarius and will be visible to the unaided eye.

The Moon with three planets: once again

The last chance to see the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars close together in the sky this month will be before sunrise on Saturday, May 16. At this time, the Moon will appear on the opposite side of the line of planets, near to Mars.

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