Head outside before sunrise to get a glimpse at these 3 planets

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 5:05 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about what to look for during the last few days of February and beginning of March

At the end of February and beginning of March, an impressive lineup of planets will be visible before sunrise. 

If clouds cooperate, start heading outside 6 each morning, and look to the southeast sky. The moon will be your guide to the visible planets.

Chilly start, quiet today; rain chances return tomorrow 

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First, it will be closest to Jupiter on Feb. 27 with Saturn and Venus to the bottom left of the planet. By March 1, the moon will be closest to Saturn with Venus right below and Jupiter off to the right higher in the sky. 

Finally, on the morning of March 2, the moon will be closet to Venus, which will be bright. You will know you are looking at Venus, Jupiter and Saturn because they won’t twinkle like a star does. 

During this time, the sun will rise between 7:10 and 7:15 a.m.

Don’t forget to share photos using the hashtag #SkyWitness7