The Moon passes both Jupiter and Saturn this week. Tomorrow night, the moon is near Jupiter. Face the Southeastern sky between 9:30 and 22:00. The Gibbousmond is located in the constellation Libra. Look to the right for the moon for Jupiter. The star Zubenelenubi will also be next to the planet.
Jupiter and the Moon are about 4 degrees apart. The couple is highest in the south at 1
The moon is full on Tuesday morning. It's near Saturn on Thursday night around midnight. Look at the southeast again and find the moon. The moon is near the teapot shape in the constellation Sagittarius. Search for Saturn to the right of the moon.
The two are about 1.5 degrees apart so they fit easily into the field of view of binoculars. They can be seen through the night. They are highest in the south at 3 in the morning and lie in the southwest before sunrise.
Kevin D. Conod is the planetarium manager and astronomer in the Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium . For updates about the night sky, call the Newark Skyline at (973) 596-6529.