Published: Sept. 5, 2020

Screen grab from Sky Safari Pro app with Moon and Mars in the sky on September 5, 2020TONIGHT ONLY!

Go outside around 11pm and look to the East. You'll see the waning gibbous Moon and Mars VERY close together. In fact, they're less than a degree apart, at least from our view on Earth.

In actuality, the Moon is about 240,000 miles away, whereas Mars is 45 million from us. Tomorrow the separation between the two will have grown to 2-3 degrees. Enjoy the view from Spaceship Earth!

Graphic credit: SkySafari Pro