2018, December 18: Mars and the Moon


With the planetary dance occurring in the southeastern sky during early morning twilight, Mars is the lone bright planet in the evening sky.  It starts in the south near the end of evening twilight.  During the next several weeks, it climbs higher in the southern sky as it moves among the stars.  Here’s our summary of Mars in 2019 until it reaches its solar conjunction.

The waning gibbous moon, 11.7 days past its new phase and 83% illuminated, brightens the sky high in the east this evening.

More about Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in the morning sky:

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