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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:59 PM

Moon sweeps by Jupiter and Saturn 🌒🌌

These next several evenings, watch for the waxing moon to sweep by the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter, which is the brighter of the 2, beams some 13 times brighter than Saturn and brighter than all the stars. The only starlike object to outshine it in the evening sky is the red planet Mars, which you'll find to the east of Jupiter and Saturn, low in the eastern sky at evening dusk and nightfall. The moon will pass Mars later this month. Plus Saturn and Jupiter are very noticeable for their nearness to each other in 2020. They're gearing up for their great conjunction before this year ends. It'll be the closest Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in 397 years! Click here to learn more about the extra-close Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that won’t be matched again until March 15, 2080!: https://bit.ly/2FLDZ70

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-sweeps-by-jupiter-and-saturn?fbclid=IwAR1Dcn7Yj61fl6Y2E87l3j30Uhf5dN-9IcNdWACUFRCI_-wlomZnNIEFTRk

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