Jupiter, Venus and the moon lined up in the early morning sky in a phenomenon known as a conjunction. Derbyshire, Peak District. UKGetty

Early tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 27, the giant planet Jupiter and a crescent Moon will be a mere  apart in the pre-dawn sky. So close, in fact, that the crescent Moon will appear to be right above the giant planet.

If there are clear skies where you are, this close ‘kiss’ promises to be an arresting sight.

That’s particularly true from North America, which has the very best view of what astronomers call a conjunction. While elsewhere in the world the Moon and Jupiter will not appear to be particularly close during the hours of darkness, observers in North America will be able to witness the crescent Moon appearing right beside Jupiter.

Tokyo, Japan-February 2, 2019: (from left) Saturn, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Scorpio at daybreakGetty

When to see a crescent Moon and Jupiter 

Get up at 05: 00 a.m. Seriously. Yes, it’s early, but since sunrise occurs at around 06: 30 a.m. across the U.S. it’s important to look around an hour before the Sun’s impending appearance drastically brightens the sky. The Moon and Jupiter actually rise together close to 02: 00 a.m. so if you’re a really early riser you can observe the conjunction then.

How to see a crescent Moon and Jupiter 

You need a clear view to the southeastern sky, and the higher-up you are, the easier it will be to see. A room upstairs room with an east or south-facing window shold be fine.

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What will the Moon look like?

The Moon will be 40% -lit. It’s a 23-day old Moon, so it’s gradually waning to a crescent. You may be able to see ‘Earthshine’ on the dark part of the Moon. That’s sunlight being reflected from Earth’s day-side back onto the Moon.

Will there be other planets?

Yes. If you look to the lower-left of the Moon and Jupiter, you will see the ringed planet Saturn (always worth putting a small telescope on to glimpse its rings) and, closer to the horizon, the incredibly bright planet Venus.

It’s worth putting a small telescope – or any pair of binoculars – on Jupiter to see its four biggest moons.Getty

How to see the moons of Jupiter

Put any pair of binoculars on Jupiter and, incredibly, you will see some of its biggest moons, the so-called Galilean Moons (because they were first discovered by Galileo Galilei using the first-ever telescope, in 1610). The moons Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io can be seen in a diagonal line around Jupiter.

Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes

Follow me on Twitter @jamieacarter@TheNextEclipse or read my other Forbes articles via my profile page

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Jupiter, Venus and the moon lined up in the morning sky in a phenomenon called a combination. Derbyshire, Peak District. UK Getty

Early tomorrow early morning, Wednesday, February 27, the huge world Jupiter and a crescent Moon will be a simple 2 ° apart in the pre-dawn sky. So close, in truth, that the crescent Moon will seem right above the huge world.

If there are clear skies where you are, this close ‘kiss’ assures to be a detaining sight.

That’s especially real from The United States and Canada, which has the absolute best view of what astronomers call a combination. While somewhere else worldwide the Moon and Jupiter will not seem especially close throughout the hours of darkness, observers in The United States and Canada will have the ability to witness the crescent Moon appearing ideal next to Jupiter.

Tokyo, Japan-February 2,2019:( from left) Saturn, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Scorpio at daybreak Getty

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Get up at05:00 a.m. Seriously. Yes, it’s early, however given that daybreak takes place at around 06: 30 a.m. throughout the U.S. it is very important to take a look around an hour prior to the Sun’s approaching look dramatically lightens up the sky. The Moon and Jupiter in fact increase together near to 02: 00 a.m. so if you’re a truly early bird you can observe the combination then.

How to see a crescent Moon and Jupiter

You require a clear view to the southeastern sky, and the higher-up you are, the simpler it will be to see. A space upstairs space with an east or south-facing window shold be great.

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Venus shines over Cardiff Bay in Wales, U.K Jamie Carter

What will the Moon appear like?

The Moon will be 40% -lit. It’s a 23- day old Moon, so it’s slowly subsiding to a crescent. You might have the ability to see ‘Earthshine’ on the dark part of the Moon. That’s sunshine being shown from Earth’s day-side back onto the Moon.

Will there be other worlds?

Yes. If you want to the lower-left of the Moon and Jupiter, you will see the ringed world Saturn (constantly worth putting a little telescope on to glance its rings) and, closer to the horizon, the extremely intense world Venus.

It deserves putting a little telescope– or any set of field glasses– on Jupiter to see its 4 most significant moons. Getty

How to see the moons of Jupiter

Put any set of field glasses on Jupiter and, extremely, you will see a few of its most significant moons, the so-called Galilean Moons (since they were very first found by Galileo Galilei utilizing the first-ever telescope, in 1610). The moons Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io can be seen in a diagonal line around Jupiter.

Wanting you clear skies and broad eyes

Follow me on Twitter @jamieacarter, @TheNextEclipse or read my other Forbes short articles through my profile page

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Jupiter, Venus and the moon lined up in the morning sky in a phenomenon called a combination. Derbyshire, Peak District. UK Getty

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Early tomorrow early morning, Wednesday, February 27, the huge world Jupiter and a crescent Moon will be a simple 2 ° apart in the pre-dawn sky. So close, in truth, that the crescent Moon will seem right above the huge world.

If there are clear skies where you are, this close ‘kiss’ assures to be a detaining sight.

That’s especially real from The United States and Canada, which has the absolute best view of what astronomers call a combination. While somewhere else worldwide the Moon and Jupiter will not seem especially close throughout the hours of darkness, observers in The United States and Canada will have the ability to witness the crescent Moon appearing ideal next to Jupiter.

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Tokyo, Japan-February 2, 2019: (from left) Saturn, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Scorpio at daybreak Getty

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When to see a crescent Moon and Jupiter

Get up at 05: 00 a.m. Seriously. Yes, it’s early, however given that daybreak takes place at around 06: 30 a.m. throughout the U.S. it is very important to take a look around an hour prior to the Sun’s approaching look dramatically lightens up the sky. The Moon and Jupiter in fact increase together near to 02: 00 a.m. so if you’re a truly early bird you can observe the combination then.

How to see a crescent Moon and Jupiter

You require a clear view to the southeastern sky, and the higher-up you are, the simpler it will be to see. A space upstairs space with an east or south-facing window shold be great.

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Venus shines over Cardiff Bay in Wales, U.K Jamie Carter

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What will the Moon appear like?

The Moon will be 40 % – lit. It’s a 23 – day old Moon, so it’s slowly subsiding to a crescent. You might have the ability to see ‘Earthshine’ on the dark part of the Moon. That’s sunshine being shown from Earth’s day-side back onto the Moon.

Will there be other worlds?

Yes. If you want to the lower-left of the Moon and Jupiter, you will see the ringed world Saturn (constantly worth putting a little telescope on to glance its rings) and, closer to the horizon, the extremely intense world Venus.

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It deserves putting a little telescope– or any set of field glasses– on Jupiter to see its 4 most significant moons. Getty

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How to see the moons of Jupiter

Put any set of field glasses on Jupiter and, extremely, you will see a few of its most significant moons, the so-called Galilean Moons (since they were very first found by Galileo Galilei utilizing the first-ever telescope, in 1 610 ). The moons Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io can be seen in a diagonal line around Jupiter.

Wanting you clear skies and broad eyes

Follow me on Twitter @jamieacarter , @TheNextEclipse or read my other Forbes short articles through my profile page

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