Posted 27 January 2014 Early risers, don’t forget to look to the East this Wednesday morning (29 January 2014) in the pre-dawn sky to see the planets Mars, Saturn and Venus lined up along the ecliptic. Strictly speaking, they will be in that part of the sky for a while, but if you look Wednesday morning Venus will be joined by the waning crescent Moon.
Mars, Saturn, Venus and waning crescent Moon finder chart 4 am AEST / 5 am AEDT 29 January 2014. Chart prepared for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory but will be useful for elsewhere in Eastern Australia. Chart created using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.
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