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Centaur
2018-Jan-04, 05:35 PM
Mars and Jupiter will be separated by only 0.2 on 2018 JAN 06. But that will occur during the evening for North Americans when those planets will be beneath the horizon. During the predawn hours of JAN 06 & 07, they will be above the horizon and appear separated by 0.3. That should place them in the same field of view for many telescopes using modest magnification.

Events of this type are alerted on my monthly astronomical calendar for computer desktop background wallpapers: www.CurtRenz.com/calendar.html

chornedsnorkack
2018-Jan-07, 07:21 AM
Quite impressive in the blue morning sky.

eburacum45
2018-Jan-08, 08:57 AM
Still impressive looking this morning.

Conjunctions between Mars and Jupiter are always interesting; on at least one occasion I've had such an event reported to me as a UFO. The red light and white light next to each other resemble a hovering aircraft, and sometimes the mind's eye fills in the blanks to create an illusory fuselage between the two.

Centaur
2018-Jan-08, 03:09 PM
Still impressive looking this morning.

Conjunctions between Mars and Jupiter are always interesting; on at least one occasion I've had such an event reported to me as a UFO. The red light and white light next to each other resemble a hovering aircraft, and sometimes the mind's eye fills in the blanks to create an illusory fuselage between the two.

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