Look up: Cluster of planets dazzle Thursday morning’s sky

Look for Jupiter, Mars and Saturn in between clouds before sunrise


Step outside one hour before sunrise Thursday and you’ll be treated to the sight of several planets bright in the morning sky.

Look southeast and you’ll be able to spot the three bodies, Jupiter being the brightest. Mars will be in the middle of Jupiter, to the right and Saturn, to the left.

Don’t worry, while the planets looks close together in the sky, they’re still practicing social distancing being extremely far apart in reality.

There will be clouds moving in and out, especially along the coast which could prohibit viewing, but if you’re up early and we get a little lucky, space will put on a pretty awesome show before the sun takes over.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.