Published: Dec. 7, 2022

Graphic from Sky Safari showing Mars being occulted by the Moon, craters in view against the blackness of spaceAstronomy alert! Mars is at opposition tonight AND the Full Moon occults it!

Have your telescope ready to start observing at 7pm. Watch as Mars and the Moon get progressively closer.

Mars will slip behind the lunar limb at approximately 7:44 MST. Tune in 64 minutes later to watch Mars reappear from behind the Moon.

Graphic credit: SkySafari app