Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible at the very same time in the night’s sky today, with all three worlds increasing above the horizon within three hours of each other.
The planets will likewise appear larger and brighter than typical, as they are all approaching “opposition”– the point when they are at their closest indicate Earth in their orbits.
On Tuesday, Jupiter will increase at 11.30 pm, Saturn will increase at 11:44 pm and Mars will increase at 1.41 am on Wednesday early morning. Throughout the week and through the rest of the month, these times will get slowly earlier.
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Venus will also begin to be visible once again, having been hidden from sight in early June by the sun’s glare throughout daybreak and sundown.
Venus is usually the brightest world and is usually the first thing that is noticeable in the night sky after the moon, looking like a brilliant star to the naked eye.
Numerous apps are offered to track the worlds across the night sky, including Star Chart, Sky Safari and Skyview.
Each app provides information about where the planets will increase and set on the horizon and in which instructions they will take a trip on any particular night.
No matter where you remain in the world, Jupiter will always rise first, followed by Saturn and after that Mars.
“Mars, which is a bit brighter than Saturn, basically lines up with Jupiter and Saturn in the predawn/ dawn sky,” composed Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in EarthSky.
“However, standoffish Mars is a long dive to the east of Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn shines between Jupiter and Mars, though much closer to Jupiter. Look for the moon in the area of Jupiter and Saturn for numerous days.”