Look at the sky before sunrise on Saturday (April 9) to see which three of the stars, the twin stars and the moon enter its next phase.
The stars Venus, Mars and Saturn Close proximity to the eastern sky. Saturn moved slowly toward Mars, reaching its closest point on Tuesday, April 5, when the stars were only half a degree apart. Although the three planets are close to each other, Saturn moves slowly from Mars every day, according to a statement from NASA (opens on new page).
Venus can be seen on the southeastern side of Saturn and Mars, rising about 10 degrees southeast before the sun rises. You have to get up early to see if the three stars are in harmony.
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More to see in the evening sky on Saturday. In addition to the third world, the stars Castor and Pollux shine in the star Gemini the Twins. The stars appear in the lower north of the moon, up to its first quarter.
Castor and Pollux are the two shining stars in the group, showing the heads of the twins with the soft stars showing their bodies. Pollux is a large red star that is 33 years lighter than Earth, while Castor has six stars, which is about 51 lighter years.
Skywatchers can use the moon as a guide for spotting twin stars, as the moon passes over Castor and Pollux on April 8 and 9, according to EarthSky.org (opens on new page).
Reaching its first quarter level on April 9, the moon will be visible in the evening sky. It will be seen starting at around 7:47 pm EDT (2347 GMT) and ending at midnight. Skywatchers will have the best viewing experience soon after sunset, as the night will end in the dark.
The moon rises 69 degrees above the southwest, visible at about half the light. It will drop below zero at 3:06 am EDT (0706 GMT). However, the moon will be long in the sky in the coming days, hanging over each day, according to In-The-Sky.org (opens on new page).
If you are looking for binoculars or a telescope to see the stars in the night sky, check out our guide to the best binoculars and telescopes. If you are interested in photographic equipment, consider our best photographic lenses for astrophotophoto and the best lenses for astrophotography to prepare for the next world view.
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