Moon about to cross 5 planets - Tucson News Now

Moon about to cross 5 planets

For the first time in 11 years, 5 planets are visible in the predawn sky (now through late February).

If you're wondering where to look, you'll have a guide from January 27th through February 6th.  The moon will be nearest Jupiter Thursday morning (Jan. 27th), and according to, nearest Mars on Feb. 1st, Saturn on Feb. 3rd, and Venus and Mercury on Feb. 6th.

Set your alarm and look to the south each morning throughout the next month.  The best time to look will be around 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. MST.

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