MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Use the moon to spot Jupiter and Saturn this week in the evening sky.
On the nights of Wednesday, October 13 to Friday, October 15 the moon, just past the first quarter, will pass near the planets.READ MORE: Exclusive: South Florida Children Speak Out About Their Moderna Vaccinations
Jupiter will be easy to spot since it is brighter than any star. It and Saturn, which is a little fainter, both travel along the ecliptic which is the sun’s path. Saturn will appear to be a few inches to the left of Jupiter as viewed from here in South Florida.READ MORE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Offers State Ports To Help End Supply-Chain Crisis
If you remember in 2020, the pair of plants made headlines appearing very close together. It was known as the great conjunction and it won’ happen for another 20 years.
Although they are still noticeably close, they will appear to become farther and farther apart in the near-term.MORE NEWS: Congratulations To Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Recruit Class 147 Graduation
Dry air moved in over the weekend so it may be a good chance to take advantage of the clear skies and spot the two planets.