A Triple Conjunction – Now in Progress

   Sunday evening January 10th at sunset look toward the western horizon for the first day of a few days where there will be a series of conjunctions between Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter. As the faster orbiting of the 3 planets Mercury will move past Saturn then Jupiter all the while the Sun, in its apparent eastward motion, will also be catching up with the two giant planets.
   The overall effect is that as Mercury moves higher above the horizon Jupiter and Saturn will be lower as each day passes. Over the next couple of weeks the Sun will move between us and Jupiter and Saturn.
   Click here to read a previous post about the triple conjunction with graphics.
                  All three planets will low over the horizon and
                  close to the Sun so be careful when observing.


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