Moon, Mars, Saturn, and the Scorpion

   Monday morning March 28th as Scorpius the Scorpion rises it will be accompanied by the 19-day old waning gibbous which Moon will be near the planet Mars.
   Compare the reddish-orange hue of Mars with that of Antares. Easy to see why Antares means “equal to Mars”.

   
   
   
   

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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