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January 22, 1998

Jupiter and Mars are close together in the evening sky. Look for them low in the west-southwest once the sky is fully dark. Jupiter is brilliant, but Mars is only 1/20 as bright. Mars is a scant 1 degree to the upper left of Jupiter tonight, but they will separate quickly in days to come and will be 6 degrees apart at month's end.

Source: John Mosley, Griffith Observatory

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