Mars and Saturn Tonight, July 10, 2014



Mars and Saturn shine from the southern skies this evening as seen in the image above.  (Click the image to see it larger.)  Mars is less than 2 degrees from Spica.  Mars passes closest to Spica on July 12.  Tonight they are about 2 degrees apart.  Mars will rapidly move away from Spica and travel eastward against the starry background.  By month’s end Mars and Spica are about 9 degrees apart.

Saturn is farther east between Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.  Tonight it is about 2.5 degrees from Zubenelgenubi.

See our planet outlook for this month.

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