If you look up at Saturday night’s sky and spot the Moon after 11 p.m., you should have no problem finding Mars, too.
The two will be hanging out in the September sky side by side, says Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas.
Mars and the Moon will come together – situating themselves less than 1 degree apart – after they rise in the east at 10:15 p.m., Regas wrote on Twitter.
NASA also posted about the Mars-Moon conjunction in a skywatching tips post, and says the Moon and Mars will stay “extremely close” into the early hours of Sunday morning.
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“Now, they were even closer back on August 9th, but still a really pretty spectacle this month,” the NASA post reads.
The Moon and Mars should appear in the same field of view if you look with binoculars, NASA states. Mars will first appear above the Moon, and then will shift to the right of the Moon.
Cincinnati’s skies should be clear enough to see the conjunction throughout Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said to expect widespread fog after 4 a.m. Sunday morning, and the spectacle should disappear about an hour after that.
Regas encourages Cincinnati folks to share pictures online with #Mars2020.