Published on Feb 6, 2019
Discover the beauty and wonder of the night sky that has fascinated humanity for millenia. Look west in the first couple of hours after sunset all month long to spot reddish Mars. On the 10th the crescent Moon pairs up with Mars. Look for them in the west about an hour after sunset. The waxing crescent moon will pass approximately 5 degrees to the south (or lower left) of Mars and Uranus. Reddish Mars will be visible to the naked eye, but much more distant Uranus, which will be sitting 1.6 degrees to Mars' upper left, will require binoculars or a telescope. https://www.space.com/16149-night-sky... https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mar... NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft is exploring asteroid Bennu; which is too faint to see without a telescope. But on Valentine's Day, Bennu will be located just to the right of Mars--about the width of your fist held at arm's length. If you own a telescope let the Red Planet help you find asteroid Bennu. https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resource...