You should be able to see Mars in the sky tonight, according to astronomy experts.
The red planet – the second smallest planet – will be visible all over the world this evening.
Star-watchers will be able to see him tonight before more festivities in the coming weeks.
Her sightings were predicted by astronomy experts recently, including NASA.
It has been set up to provide an enjoyable viewing experience for those looking for space at the right time.
So what’s going on in the sky tonight? And when will Mars actually be visible?
Here’s a quick guide on the best way to get the most out of partying later tonight.
What happens tonight?
Astronomers revealed that the night is a special night of observation.
This is because it is the first number of astronomical observations related to the red planet.
Bruce McClure of EarthSky He even described Mars as “the planet to watch this month and next!”
Tonight, though, the moon will “sweep” the planet – good news for stargazers.
According to McClure, it’s a good opportunity to search for “the moon will help you spot Mars.”
This will be even more helpful as you will soon know what it looks like before other celebrations.
In particular, Earth will pass between “super bright and red” Mars and the sun in October.
NASA has also confirmed what to expect tonight, commenting on it Its official website Recently.
And the space agency said, “Mars will appear near the waning moon.”
When will Mars be visible?
According to EarthSky, the moon and Mars will rise several hours after sunset.
They are expected to wake up by mid-evening – around 9 to 10 PM local time.
This will be the “time on your watch, no matter where you are on the globe.”
NASA itself says that the moon and Mars will remain close in the early hours.
The former is expected to reach its highest point in the night sky around 4 AM.
At this time, Mars will likely appear 1.5 degrees to the right – according to NASA.
You should note that it may not be visible with the naked eye.
You’ll be able to see it clearly if you have a decent telescope but if you aren’t an experienced star observer don’t worry – regular binoculars will do.
And NASA said the red planet “will appear in the same field of view if you look at most binoculars.”
How should you start observing the stars?
EarthSky states that “stargazing is for everyone,” but many of us don’t know where to start.
It may be tempting to buy a telescope, but the astronomy site cautions against doing so.
Instead, start with regular binoculars – at least until you become more experienced.
You will want to make yourself comfortable and ideally find a dark spot somewhere for the base.
This should give you direct access to the night sky – with the fewest possible obstacles.
After that, all you have to do is search and start observing planets, star clusters, etc.
Tonight, it might be a good idea to identify the moon before it interacts with Mars.
This way you will be able to easily find them later in the evening and know which ones are.