View Full Version : Saturn Mars Spica in Straight Line on 2012 AUG 14

2012-Aug-10, 10:37 PM
I predict that the planets Saturn and Mars and the star Spica will geocentrically appear to form a straight line on 2012 AUG 14 at 14:57 UT. All will be of similar brilliance. Magnitude +1.1 Mars will be the central body. Magnitude +0.8 Saturn will appear 2.7 north of Mars. Magnitude +1.0 Spica will appear 1.8 south of Mars.

The ideal moment will occur during the daytime for North Americans, so for us the trio will appear nearly on a straight line in the southwestern sky during the early evenings of AUG 13 & 14. It should be an interesting sight.