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Several planets visible in the next few mornings

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

Use the waning crescent moon Saturday through Monday to find a few planets visible in the early morning sky, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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About 90 minutes before sunrise look to the eastern horizon. Try to find an area with an unobstructed view of the horizon. 

Saturday before sunrise you can see Mars and Mercury close to the eastern horizon; above them will be Venus and above that is the crescent moon.

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Sunday, the moon will be a little closer to Venus and Mars will be slightly above Mercury, but won’t shine very brightly. 

Monday, the thin moon will be just below Venus, and Mercury will shine below the moon.

Remember the planets will not twinkle like stars do. If you find the lineup please share your pictures with the hashtag #SkyWitness7