Nikolaos Pantazis posted this beautiful photo at EarthSky Facebook. It’s the morning planets, plus bright stars, over the Saronic Gulf – or Saronicos Gulf in Greece – part of the Aegean Sea between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
From bottom to top, the three bright sky objects along this graceful line in the predawn sky are Venus (lowest and brightest), Jupiter and the star Regulus. The bright star Spica and planet Mars (between Venus and Jupiter) are also visible.
Thank you, Nikolaos!
By the way, there is a comet in the morning sky, too, plowing along through the space near our sun, so far invisible to our eyes but captured on film in recent days. Comet Catalina rounded the sun on November 15, 2015 and it’s near these morning planets … below Venus on the morning of November 26, 2015.
The chart below is from Mark Seibold, also a friend of EarthSky’s on Facebook. Thank you Mark!
Bottom line: The planets Venus, Jupiter and Mars before dawn in late November, 2015, plus a word about Comet Catalina, which is also in the morning sky.
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.