Monday evening June 17th the ‘Red Planet’ Mars and the innermost planet Mercury will be at a fairly close conjunction, separated by only about 0.5o. The two planets will be about 5-6o from Pollux, one of the stars of the Gemini Twins. Both planets will nicely fit within the field of view of binoculars or a wide field eyepiece on a telescope.
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