The Moon, Venus, and Mars Meet in The Sky Tonight

( View the Moon, Venus, and Mars in the sky tonight )

The Moon and Venus conjunction

For those of you who wonder “what is a conjunction in astronomy?”, we’ve already given a detailed explanation of this phenomenon in our recent article. In a nutshell, a conjunction occurs when two or more celestial objects come close together in our sky.

The Moon and Mars conjunction

The Moon and Mars conjunction will occur on June 13, at 3:52 p.m. EDT (19:52 GMT). Note that even though we mention the exact time and date of the conjunctions, it’s not the only moment to observe the celestial objects shining relatively close together.

Catch the subtle glow of earthshine

On the days surrounding the New Moon, you can enjoy a pale glow lighting up the dark part of the lunar disk — the earthshine, also known as “the ashen glow”. The soft glow of earthshine occurs as sunlight reflects off the Earth’s surface and illuminates the Moon’s unlit part. This phenomenon is best seen right after sunset or before sunrise. You can check the exact rise and set time of the Sun and the Moon and get information on the lunar phases in the “Sky Live” section of the astronomical app.

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