Skip to comments.Moon, Jupiter and Saturn to create celestial triangle Sunday night
Posted on 07/05/2020 2:33:51 PM PDT by Libloather
As the weekend comes to a close, the night sky will have one more treat for stargazers as Jupiter, Saturn and the moon rise together to form a triangle on Sunday night.
The astronomical meetup will take place one night after the full Buck Moon Eclipse,' but the moon will still appear nearly full as it rises with the two planets on Sunday night.
"On Sunday night into Monday morning, July 5 to 6, 2020, the full Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn will form a triangle," NASA said. "The Moon will reach its highest [point] in the sky for the night on Monday morning, with Jupiter to the right and Saturn above."
The trio will first appear in the southeastern sky by around 10 p.m. local time and will climb higher in the southern sky as the night progresses, unless cloudy conditions interfere.
The three are all bright enough to see with the naked eye and will out-shine all the stars in that area of the sky. However, the trio will be bunched together so tightly that they may appear in the same field of view for some telescopes and binoculars.
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Everythins better in threes.
The headline mentions the moon, but I didn’t see anything about Uranus in the article.
Cool, thanks for posting, will watch.
Watched last night. Saw Jupiter moons. The lunar eclipse was a bust, we were too far west. Also saw comet early this morning.
Duh. When visible, three distinct celestial objects alway can be used as points to form the vertices of a triangle.
Wouldn’t 3 visible points always for some sort of triangle? Now, if it was an isosceles triangle...
Not everything can be solved with triangles!
Jupiter passes to the moon, who then quick-passes to Saturn, who runs rings around the opposition and scores!!
I’ll check it out. Thanks!
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!
You’d have to move your hand to see it.
... or, it seems, superstitious life.
Would be pretty hard for them to form a square.
Just trying to add a little comedy/laughter in these crazy times in which we live. ;-)
Visible anywhere you can see the moon.
Clouds are a drag.
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