Sunday, December 23, 2007

Go Look at Mars

Go outside tonight and look for the moon. As always, it's very pretty by itself, but Mars is right next to it, so it's even more amazing.


  1. I happened to notice the moon last night and saw the "star," and wondered if it was something special. How neat!

  2. If you were a little further north, you might have been able to see the moon actually occult Mars. is a great site for knowing what's going on in the sky. Despite our urbanity, Durham is a pretty decent place to see stars and planets. I've spotted numerous apparitions of Mercury here. Including that time a few years back when 4 planets were in the Western sky at sunset, and Mars was rising in the east at the same time.