Over the following a number of mornings the innermost planet, Mercury, will likely be shifting previous the planet Jupiter, coming the closest on March 4th within the hour or so earlier than the Solar rises.
In the identical area of view as Mercury and Jupiter is Comet Tempel (10P) a periodic comet that has a 5-year orbit across the Solar. This comet is without doubt one of the many comets that’s a part of the Jupiter family of comets. Tempel (10P) is at present about 2.5 from the Solar and shining at about 10th magnitude. Too faint for the unaided eye or binoculars however presumably seen with a big sufficient aperture telescope and definitely seen with time publicity footage.
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