Morning Planets at a Safe Distance

Jupiter took the lead guiding this trio across the morning sky. It is upper right at 6 am with Saturn and Mars close behind. Saturn is on top.

Three of the four Galilean Moons of Jupiter were visible at full zoom. A brisk breeze added a little camera shake. From left to right are Ganymede, Europa, and Io. Callisto was almost emerging on the upper right limb of Jupiter.

Saturn appeared as a tiny oval above Mars. It has been several days since we had a clear morning. It was a good start to the day.

9 thoughts on “Morning Planets at a Safe Distance

  1. Way to go! Nice catch. We’re cloudy here north of NYC, so it’s nice to see someone get Mars slipping past Saturn.
    May I trouble you for the camera and lens type and exposure settings? – bob k

  2. Very nice Jim. I am hoping for clear weather for Venus and Pleiades in a couple nights. I hope you have the zoom ready. Take care.

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