See it! Moon sweeps past Mars

earthsky.org | 8/24/2018 | Deborah Byrd
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Moon with Mars to the left and Saturn to the right over New Brunswick, Canada. – August 21, 2018 photo via Roxana Soetebeer.

A view of the moon, Mars and Saturn in the southern sky around 11 p.m. on August 22, 2018 from Patrick Prokop in Savannah, Georgia. Can you see – in contrast to the 2 images above – that the moon has moved closer to Mars from one day to the next? This motion is due to the moon’s movement in orbit around Earth.

Raul - Cortes - Monterrey - Mexico - View

Raul Cortes in Monterrey, Mexico caught essentially the same view on August 22 as Patrick Prokop in the photo above. But he has labeled more of the stars and star patterns near Saturn and Mars … the legendary Teapot pattern in the constellation Sagittarius, and the stars Shaula and Lesath in the Tail of Scorpius the Scorpion.

Deborah Byrd caught the moon and Mars in early evening, with an iPhone, before the sky was fully dark. They were so bright, they were visible in twilight!

Abdulmajeed - Alshatti - Moon - Mars - August

Abdulmajeed Alshatti captured the moon and Mars on August 23, 2018 from Kuwait.

Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe captured the moon and Mars above a flowering strelitzia (bird of paradise) plant on August 23:...
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