M & M in Conjunction

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Date(s) - Jun 7, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Astronomical Event

Moon and Mars in Conjunction. This night there will be 4 planets visible tonight. Mercury, Jupiter, Mars & Saturn. dwarf planet Ceres and the moon.

The Moon will pass within two degrees of the the planet Mars in the evening sky. The gibbous moon will be at magnitude -12.2 and Mars will be at magnitude -0.8. Look for both objects in the western sky just after sunset. The pair will be visible in the evening sky for about 6 hours after sunset.