The sky’s brightest planet, Venus, and what’s often its faintest and least noticeable bright planet, Saturn, are close together in Saturday morning’s predawn sky – January 9, 2016. They are closer than any two planets since 2013 … only about 1/6 of a full moon diameter apart. Thanks to all who posted their photo at EarthSky Facebook, or G+, or submitted directly to EarthSky. We posted just a few of our favs here.
Bottom line: Photos of the bright planets Venus and Saturn on January 9, 2016.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.