By Dave Fuller on
1/30/2016 2:36 PM
The last couple of weeks have a number of articles on the five naked eye visible planets in the morning sky. A lot of them are well meaning, but don't offer much help in the way of assisting the observer in identifying the stars AND planets visible, or specifically when and where to look.
I created this chart to specifically tackle that issue. You can download the five planet identification guide here.
Also, check out the homepage for a video on finding the planets
, along with other great "how to find it" videos.
On January 30, 2016, I took a photo of the sky with these planets in it (see below) Although the Moon was near Spica then, it will move towards Mars, Saturn and eventually Venus and Mercury by February 6th.