Saturday, February 21, 2015

Conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mars

Last night was a conjunction of the crescent moon, Venus and Mars. It was so cool! I don't normally pay a lot of attention to astrological occurrences, but this one was easy (no telescope needed) and the night was so clear, that it wowed us despite the sub-zero temperature. Unfortunately we didn't have out camera with us so couldn't take a photo (argh!).
If you missed it last night, you have another chance tonight. The crescent moon will have moved off, but Venus and Mars will be together. Look toward the west, a bit above the horizon, around 6:15pm or so. Venus shines so very bright and Mars will be a small red light just above and behind it.

Happy star gazing!

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