FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Attention all skywatchers!
Have you had the chance to check out Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn yet?
If not, you are in luck!
A cool celestial event called a conjunction will occur between Jupiter and Mercury on the morning of March 5, 2021.
A conjunction is when objects from our perspective are close to each other in outer space.
Jupiter is the largest planet and Mercury is the smallest one.
Mercury and Jupiter are really millions of miles away from each other but to us on Earth, they will appear nearly next to each other.
However, Saturn will remain socially distant from the two planets.
To snag a glimpse of this phenomenon, look low on the eastern horizon about an hour before sunrise.
It is best to view in a wide-open area where trees will not get in the way.
Look for Mars near the Pleiades cluster high in the west after sunset, and then spot Jupiter and Saturn re-emerging as a bright pair in the pre-dawn sky.
— NASA (@NASA) March 3, 2021
If you live in northeast Indiana, it’ll be a cold and clear morning to view the celestial from about 6 a.m. to nearly 7 a.m.
Look for Jupiter first because it will appear brighter.
Once you find Jupiter, it’ll help you locate the smaller planet Mercury, next to it.
Saturn will be socially distant to the right of the two planets.
If you wind up snagging a picture, feel free to submit it by using our ‘Share It’ feature.
Bundle up and happy viewing!