Tonight – July 13, 2016 – as darkness falls, look for the waxing gibbous moon near a reddish “star.” It’s not a star, but instead the red planet Mars. The moon and Mars both reside in front of the constellation Libra on this night. You’ll have plenty of time to catch the evening couple – the moon and Mars – as the twosome will be out until the wee hours after midnight. And if you miss them tonight, try tomorrow night! What’s more, there’s another nearby planet – Saturn – which is visible to the east of the moon and Mars. After the nights of July 13 and 14, 2016, watch for the moon to move eastward from Mars and to join up with Saturn by July 15. Help support EarthSky! Summer 2016 (winter 2016 if you live in the Southern Hemisphere) presents a grand time to watch both Mars and Saturn. Okay, got Mars and Saturn? Look low in the west at nightfall for dazzling Jupiter near the star Regulus, brightest light in the constellation Leo the Lion. Yet, that 1/7th-figure doesn’t tell the whole story.
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