Fri. Apr 16th, 2021
Mercury meets up with Jupiter (Saturn and the moon, too!) in the morning sky this week

See Mercury with Jupiter and Saturn this Saturday (March 6) within the early morning sky.  (Picture credit score: SkySafari app)

In case you’re of a sure age, you may keep in mind a comic book strip referred to as “Mutt and Jeff.” Mutt was a tall man whereas in distinction, Jeff was fairly quick. Ever since they had been created again in 1907, any pair of people of various sizes got here to be often known as a “Mutt and Jeff”.

You may then say that in our morning sky this week, we’ll have a celestial model of “Mutt and Jeff.” In case you look low within the east-southeast sky at round 5:45 a.m. native time, you may see them: the most important planet in our photo voltaic system passing near the smallest planet within the photo voltaic system. 

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