Starwatch: Pre-Dawn  Jupiter and Mars

Delight as Moon Meets

There Is A Delightful

Grouping of planets and the moon to look forward to in the pre-dawn sky this week.

On 25 May

The moon will meet Jupiter and Mars low in the east just before sunrise.

The Chart Shows The View

Looking east from London at 0400 BST on 25 May, shortly after the grouping has risen above the horizon.

The Moon 

Will be a waning crescent with 25% of its visible surface illuminated.

This Will Shrink In The

Following days as the moon sinks closer and closer to the Sun, to be reborn in the evening sky as a new moon next week.

Jupiter Will...

Be the brighter of the two planets, and Mars should be a faintly red colour.

Artemis I Moon Rocket Will  ‘Dress Rehearsal

Return to Launch Pad for