With that in mind I started looking for other opportunities during this summer that were more or less comparable to the viewing this evening, 3 June. And I found that by flipping the sky, sort of, there will be a 3 Amigos opportunity before sunrise during the first few days of August, and coincidently in the same area at the feet of the Gemini Twins. So on 3 August go outside facing toward the east to see Gemini rising with (from top to bottom) Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury – with an added bonus of the a thin waning crescent Moon.
But my wife as well as my Astronomy class students know that if I start talking about a viewing opportunity it will probably be cloudy, or there will be precipitation!
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