Wed Feb 7, 2018 MOON, MARS AND JUPITER ET AL
This morning before dawn, you might have caught sight of the old, third quarter moon, well up in the south. Just to the left of the moon, and slightly below it, there was a very bright star, which was actually the planet Jupiter. A bit farther to the east, which would be below and to the left of Jupiter, was another planet – Mars. Now if you missed all that, that’s okay, because you’ll have another chance to see these three worlds tomorrow morning; except, now, the moon will be in between Jupiter and Mars. Directly below Mars is another red star-like object – a real star this time – Antares, in the constellation Scorpius. Much farther to the left, near the southeast horizon, is one more planet – Saturn. The moon, as it continues in its orbit, will appear next to the ringed planet in the predawn sky of Sunday, February 11th.