See Mars and Jupiter shine super-close in the predawn sky this Memorial Day weekend

Sky chart showing how Jupiter and Mars will appear in the predawn sky from May 28 to 30, 2022. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

You can watch Mars and Jupiter appear to practically high-five each other in the early-morning sky this weekend with the bright planets reaching their closest on Monday (May 29).

Mars and Jupiter will appear only 0.6 degrees apart in the eastern-southeastern sky, in the constellation Pisces, about 45 minutes before dawn local time, according to NASA (opens in new tab). They will get at their closest at 4:57 am EDT (0857 GMT) on Monday, although you can also see them relatively close on Tuesday (May 30). Venus and Saturn will also be visible near the super-close planets.

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