Mars and the moon will group up at a beautiful celestial sight tonight (Feb. 10) and NASA has some pointers that will help you spot the Red Planet in

night skies

If your weather is apparent, Mars will glow about 6 degrees below and to the right of the crescent moon at the western sky just after sunset (Your closed fist held out at arm’s length covers about 10 degrees of the sky.) 

“On the 10th, the crescent moon matches up with Mars,” officials using NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory stated in a video manual . “Look for them in the west about one hour .” [The Brightest Planets in February’s Night Sky!]

Mars will shine near the crescent moon in the western night sky on Feb. 10, 2019.

Mars will shine near the crescent moon at the western night sky at Feb. 10, 2019.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars is a planet to view in the night sky in accordance with NASA.

“Appearance west in the first couple of hours after sunset all month long to see reddish Mars,” agency officials said.

This isn’t the only close encounter Mars will seem to share with another object that is celestrial. About Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), Mars can be found near the position of this asteroid Bennu, where NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample-return probe is presently in orbit. Bennu is too small to see without a telescope, but at least you’ll know where it’s, NASA said.

“On the 14th give a small wave to Bennu and OSIRIS-Rex while you’re at it,” JPL officials stated.

Mars will shine about a fist's width away from the asteroid Bennu on Valentine's Day 2019 (Feb. 14). Bennu is not visible to the naked eye, so telescopes are required to spot it.

Mars will glow to a fist’s width away from the asteroid Bennu on Valentine’s Day 2019 (Feb. 14). Bennu is not visible to the naked eye, therefore telescopes must put it.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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