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 founded 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.