Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Moon & Mars Team Up for Wednesday Night Sky Show

Date: 06 March 2012 Time: 04:55 PM ET

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Moon and Mars Sky Map March 7, 2012
This NASA sky map shows the locations of Mars and the moon in the eastern sky as they will appear on the night of March 7, 2012.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL
Early Wednesday evening (March 7), a brilliant yellowish-orange "star" will be shining above and to the left of the moon, which will officially turn full later that night. But the light is not a star — it's the planet Mars.
The distance separating the two celestial objects will be equal to roughly 10 degrees. (Your clenched fist held at arm's length measures about 10 degrees; so on Wednesday the moon and Mars will appear separated by about "one fist.")

MORE: http://www.space.com/14805-moon-mars-skywatching-tips.html






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