By: Steve Dellar | 01-06-2018 | Science
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See Jupiter And Mars Together Tomorrow

Allow us here at The Goldwater to recommend all of you to get up early tomorrow and see a spectacle of special beauty that comes around once every few decades only. Yes, tomorrow Jupiter and Mars will appear side by side everywhere around the world as the sun rises, even though they are still 350 million miles apart.

You can see the cosmic pair together with the naked eye at the extremely low end of the southern horizon.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mars and Jupiter will be neighbors in the sky for the next three days🔭 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Danny Mcnulty (@dannymcnulty13) <a href="">January 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Astronomer Tom Kerrs of the English Royal Observatory in Greenwich said the pair: “will be about 20 degrees above the horizon due south”.

“They should remain clearly visible even as the dawn twilight begins to emerge.

“The planets will initially appear straight down in a vertical line with Jupiter above and Mars underneath, but as they move apart they will appear as a diagonal line, with Jupiter on the top left and Mars on the bottom right.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What&#39;s up for January? A meteor shower, a peek at Jupiter &amp; Mars &amp; a West Coast-favoring total lunar eclipse. Watch &amp; learn more: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; NASA (@NASA) <a href="">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The last time the two planets were aligned like this was back in January 1998 and the next one around won’t be before March 2020.

The astronomer added: “The two planets will be unmistakable as apparently very bright stars, with Mars showing a pronounced orange color against the pale yellow-white Jupiter.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">See Mars, Jupiter Get Together Before Dawn This Month <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; (@SPACEdotcom) <a href="">January 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 15409 2018-01-06 : 19:05

Show me what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars…

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