Published: June 3, 2023
Graphic from Stellarium showing the eastern horizon with trees and the Moon and Antares in Scorpius

Watch the Full Moon rise tonight next to Antares, the heart of the Scorpion!

Antares is a red supergiant about 550 light years away. The enormity of this star is hard to grasp. If it were dropped into our solar system and replaced the Sun, it would extend out to the orbit of Mars.

Graphic credit: SkySafari app