A more correct view of the planets and Giza pyramids on the morning of Dec.. 3.
From bottom to top: Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Illustration created with Stellarium
|Mercury, Venus and Saturn – along with Spica, which is similar to Saturn in
brightness – will appear together in the southeastern sky at dawn. The maps
show the scene about one hour before sunrise. Maps created with Stellarium
The ecliptic is the path followed by the planets, moon and sun across
the sky. This narrow “highway” is a consequence of the planets
orbiting the sun in nearly the same flat plane.