Published on Sep 16, 2017
Spectacular Celestial Show: Morning Planets Align. Set your alarm for dawn. Three planets and the crescent Moon are gathering for a beautiful alignment before sunrise. Venus, Mercury and Mars in the dawn sky, along with the star Regulus. Mercury and Mars were in close conjunction on the morning of Sept. 16th. In the mornings ahead, the crescent Moon will join the show, hopping from one planet to the next. Venus and the Moon will look especially lovely together on Sept. 17th and 18th, while on the 19th and 20th Venus and Regulus pass one another less than 1 degree apart. Look east before sunrise and enjoy the show! http://www.spaceweather.com/ http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-venu...