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Tonight, the moon and Mars will dance side by side in the in the night sky for the second time.

Tonight, the moon and Mars will dance side by side in the in the night sky for the second time.

Tonight, the moon and Mars will dance side by side in the in the night sky for the second time. Specifically, tonight will be the second time this month that both celestial bodies we see the sky together. While it is true that the moon and Mars are seen every night. However, it’s quite rare to see this moon and planet next to each other. both of them will be bright enough to see with the unaided eye. While it is normally possible see Mars at night it will be easier tonight. Of course, this is just one of several unusual celestial events taking place around Halloween this year.

 

being able to see the moon and Mars next to each other in the night sky is a rare event. It’s only possible when the two celestial bodies orbits overlap. Tonight, it should be possible to see Mars Southwest of the moon. While it is usually possible to see Mars in the night sky if you know where to look. However, at the moment it is significantly easier due to Mars currently being brighter than Jupiter. normally the four brightest celestial bodies as viewed from Earth are the sun, moon, Venus, and Jupiter. However, at the moment Mars is at its closest orbit to earth in years. This point in the red planet’s journey is referred to as opposition. This is due to the fact that at this point the birth is directly opposite the red planet. It will be 15 years before this event repeats itself. As such it is another rare celestial event coinciding with the arrival of Halloween.

 

The moon and Mars sky together is not the only rare celestial is going on this October 31. Though tonight is the last night for quite some time to see the two celestial bodies together there is more. Specifically, on the night of Halloween a rare blue moon will rise on all hallows eve. To be fair the moon won’t turn a shade of blue but it is the second time its full. Specifically, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, which has occurred for years. now some superstitious people might say that these events pertain some things tremendous is imminent. however, most people find the moon and Mars in Schuylkill as just something great to see.