Early riser? Crescent Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter visible tomorrow morning in morning twilight

August 3, 2013 | By | 3 Comments
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If you are an early riser, don’t forget to look low above the North Eastern horizon around 5.30 am AEST.

Comet 2011 F1 LINEAR wide finder chart for 5 am AEST 6 July 2013. Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.

Crescent Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter finder chart for 5.30 am AEST Sunday 4 August 2013. Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.

If you are lucky enough to have clear skies, you will spot a delicate crescent Moon with the three stars below it. The brightest by far will be the planet Jupiter, with Mars and Mercury lower down. Note that without a telescope, all three planets will look like stars.

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