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