Jupiter, Saturn, Mars to line up with moon

Amazing Space - Moon to line up with Jupiter, Saturn and Mars

This week, three of the morning stars will be visible with the moon close by.

Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will line up beside Earth’s moon for a few days and it’s going to be the last time you see such a sight for years, according to Space.com.

Jupiter and the moon will be in conjunction at 7:05 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. Wednesday at 5:18 a.m. EDT will be Saturn’s turn then Mars and the moon will get together on Thursday at 12:33 a.m. EDT.

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Mars will be the first to leave the line, Space.com said.

You don’t need to have any expensive gear to see the planets. All are easily visible, but if you do have a telescope, you’ll be able able to see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.

But one expected sky show may not be happening as some may have hoped. Comet ATLAS was supposed to brighten this month, but some experts said it’s starting to break out.

Come April 22, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak before dawn, Space.com said.

FILE PHOTO: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will line up with the moon this week.
FILE PHOTO: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will line up with the moon this week. (AP)