Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tonight's Sky for April 2: Mars Sets 2 Hours After the Sun

Anyone wanting to view
Mars of late had better hurry up as the rapidly dimming Red Planet is now setting just 2 hours after the Sun. To see Mars this evening, go out just after the sky starts to dim in the evening and look low in the West. If it is clear, you will see a bright, reddish 'star' that, is in fact, the planet.

To aid in one's planet hunting, a pair of binoculars is a good idea as, while the planet itself is rather bright (magnitude +1.4), you will be fighting the bright sky, which can make finding it difficult.

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