Jupiter, Venus And Mars Triangle To Be Seen In The Sky This Week

Posted: Oct 26 2015, 7:12am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2015, 9:49pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

Jupiter, Venus and Mars Triangle to be Seen in the Sky this Week
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  • Trio of Jupiter, Venus and Mars to be Seen in the Pre-dawn Sky this Week

A trio of the planets Jupiter, Venus and Mars is to be seen in the morning sky this week. Astronomers, both amateur and professional, will be scouring the heavens with telescopes to get a glimpse of the threesome.

Get ready to go out and scan the empyrean heights for traces of three bright and beautiful heavenly bodies to appear in tandem. Mars, Jupiter and Venus will appear in the pre-dawn sky for the whole of the next week.

This aesthetically-valued sight will be a prized experience for so many avid sky gazers who cannot get their fill of the starry canopy above. The very thought of looking up above the world so high reminds one of the fact that we are not alone.

The trio will make an appearance in the eastern skies. Jupiter and Venus will be at the forefront while Mars will be tagging along right behind them. As the week will progress, the three planets will tend to congregate closer to one another.

The sight of these three will be like seeing shiny stars in the sky. They don’t need any extra special paraphernalia to be viewed with pleasure and satisfaction.

Venus will be a degree in difference of position from Jupiter. The two planets will be in very close proximity to each other. As for the equipment necessary, it could range from an ordinary pair of binoculars all the way to an average student telescope.

Via the binoculars alone, the average Joe may get to see the four moons of Jupiter as dots on the horizon. They are Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. The settings of the moons will get rearranged each and every day.

Venus is much shinier than Jupiter, but of course Jupiter is way bigger. Jupiter is also a long way off from our third rock from the sun. This difference leads to the light emanating from Venus being brighter than that coming into our atmosphere from Jupiter.

Mars meanwhile will be the least bright of all the three planets. However, it could probably be described in the early morning sky with relative ease. The fact that these planets are actually millions of miles away from our spaceship earth is something entirely lost on several observers. Such a strange incident of coincidental conjunction is very rare and indeed an astronomer’s dream come true.

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