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.
January 6, 2023: The bright Full moon appears near Castor and Pollux all night. Four bright planets – Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars – span the sky after sundown.Keep reading
January 5, 2023: The bright moon can be seen before sunrise and after sunset. Four bright planets are strung across the sky from southwest to east after sundown. Orion’s Rigel rises at sundown.Keep reading