Hey Space Placers!
Moon and Mars at Sunset 10/29/20
Credit: Sky Safari Pro 6
If it is clear or even partly cloudy tonight be sure to take in the view of still bright Mars and the VERY bright waxing gibbous Moon.
The two will be in the southeast sky after sunset and will be quite the sky sight be just four degrees apart. Mars is dimming as our two planets recede from one another but is still mesmerizing with brilliant color.
Mars is the 3rd brightest object in the sky after the Moon and Venus and is tied with Jupiter at visual magnitude -2.2.
When you look at the celestial duo consider this: the Moon is 1.3 light seconds distant while Mars is almost 4 light minutes distant.
The Moon will be FULL on Halloween and will be a Blue Moon. I'll have more on that in a coming blog.
Sky Guy in VA
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