The moon and Mars appear together for the second time during the month on October 29, 2020.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
Begin looking about two hours after sunset when the pair is about one-third of the way up in the sky in the east-southeast.
At that time, Mars is nearly 30° up in the east-southeast, 4.8° to the upper right of the moon.
Follow them into the evening sky. During the night the moon moves farther away from Mars as the lunar orb is moving toward the east compared to Mars and the starry background. By the next morning, the moon is nearly 8° from Mars in the western sky.
Read more about the planets during October.
During the early evening hours of winter, the stars that shine from the southern sky are a sampler of the sky’s brightest stars.
January 21, 2021: Several bright stars are in the morning sky. This morning look for Antares in the east-southeast. Mercury – near its greatest elongation – is in the west-southwest after sunset. Mars and the moon are near each other. Planet Uranus is near Mars.
January 20, 2021: Mercury is low in the west-southwest after sunset. The bright moon is to the lower right of Mars, while the Red Planet passes planet Uranus.