See The Moon And Mars Close Together
THANKSGIVING EVE AND THANKSGIVING ARE PROVIDING STARGAZERS WITH A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE MOON AND MARS MAKE A CLOSE APPROACH
(CNN) – Thanksgiving Eve is providing stargazers a rare opportunity to see the moon and Mars make a close approach in the night sky.
For most of us, you will see the moon in the East-Southeast sky.
Then, situated about five degrees above and slightly to the moon’s left you’ll see Mars.
While Mars is called the red planet, in the night sky it actually has more of a yellowish-orange tint.
That color comes from the rusting iron-oxide that covers much of the martian surface.
The rare alignment will repeat itself Thanksgiving night, but Mars orbit will take it gradually farther away from us after that.
You’ll have to wait until 2035 for Mars to be this close to earth again.