Skywatchers, don’t miss this event.
The Moon is nearly full, and bright red Mars is only days away from its closest approach to Earth, making the conjunction extra bright and beautiful.
The celestial pair rise in the east just after sunset and stay up all night long. Here is what it would look like from most of the northern hemisphere during the nights of October 2-3 about midnight.
And here is a skymap:
Of course, if you live in the southern hemisphere, it will look like this:
h/t to Spaceweather.com
via Watts Up With That?
October 2, 2020 at 04:09PM