20 February 2015

A Fantastic Conjunction: Moon, Mars and Venus

This evening three celestial objects form an impressive tight grouping: Venus, Mars and the Moon. On Friday they are all in a group, and on Saturday the Moon moves on but Venus and Mars are even more closely aligned in a conjunction. All you need is a clear western horizon and the rest will take care of itself.

More details on Sky & Telescope's website. Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope.

1 comment:

Lanny Lighthill said...

Thank You! I was leaving work last night when I noticed the spectacular view in the western sky. So glad to know now what I was looking at.