Mars and Saturn go to heaven together before dawn – Astronomy Now

This is the information at dawn on 5 April from the south of England. Mars and Saturn are 19 minutes apart. All AN images by Greg Smye-Rumsby.

The next two or so months will be exciting if you enjoy looking at relationships between the big worlds – and who doesn’t! The beginning of April in May is important, as Venus and Jupiter are facing each other in the early morning. But before that, viewers can enjoy the combination of the red planet Mars and Saturn ringed-winder.

Between now and April 7, Mars and Saturn will lie within 1.5 degrees of each other in the sky before southeast dawn. On the morning of April 4, Saturn there are 39 arcminutes east of Mars and nearly 19 arcminutes because they are very close the next morning, 5 April. Saturn is on Mars. Mars shone at a magnitude of +1, the furthest from the opposite light we can look forward to this December, while Saturn will be brighter at a magnitude of +0.9.

Mars was captured using RGB and infra-red filters on April 1 from Centurion, South Africa. Photo: Clyde Foster.

ThereVenus’s added bonus is a large -4.3 ‘morning star’ that can be seen at about seven degrees or east of Mars and Saturn. Jupiter is not in the picture, as he is due to arrive in late April, ready for his big reunion with Venus.

A humbling sign of the union of Mars and Saturn and Venus and Jupiter is that the two events will come together with the stars leaving the lower parts of the morning, so you have to do do a little research to find a suitable observation site that has good information. from the east side to the south -east.

The diameter of Mars is now about five arc seconds which is reduced by the resistance of the bright red Earth by 17 arcseconds.

On the 5th of April, from the south of England ka world world twice he only no longer sixdegere above east-southeast to south-east horizon at the start of civiltwilight (arriving at about 5.50am BST), rising to a height of about 11 degrees at the exit of the days before 6.30am BST. The far right where you will live is under the sky of Mars and Saturn. From Scotland, the highest point is three degrees at 5.55am BST, the start of civil evening.

The world of the worldThe unrelenting height across the UK takes some of the luster away from the event, while it’s interesting to compare their different forms, with Mars playing its usual reddish orange color and Saturn being the one. thrown away. If you have two binoculars you should use them because they have better visibility, and any black or dark cloud that can be seen in the sky will be more difficult to see. before you think of seeing the stars with your naked eye in the twilight.

Saturn was captured through an infra-red screen on March 31 from Centurion, South Africa. Photo: Clyde Foster.

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