Grab a pair of binoculars and check out
Saturn and Mars
in the early evening sky tonight!
shortly after sunset, your view could
be similar to this one - recorded on June 14.
But while this picture shows the two bright planets
(Saturn at left) separated by around 1.5 degrees and
neatly flanking M44, the Beehive Star
Cluster, tonight should find those planets even closer together.
In fact, Saturn and Mars are scheduled to achieve their closest
alignment near sunset,
approaching to within about half a degree.
The Beehive will still stand out in the distant starry
Still got those binoculars in hand?
as welllook for
Mercury and Jupiter too.