|10/8, 5:45 AM. 10 deg. = fist at arm’s length.|
As it gets closer to the sun each morning, it will be near Jupiter and 11% illuminated on the 9th, and below Jupiter and only 6% illuminated on the 10th. That is still 70 hours before new moon on the 13th, so quite visible if you go out before 6AM. If you’re an early riser, you might also notice that Jupiter and Venus are drawing close together. They will be very close indeed at the end of the month. More on that next time. The astrominute is a production of Gettysburg College’s Hatter Planetarium and WZBT. For a text of the astrominute, with illustrations, visit the Gettysburg Skies Blog.