Sunday, June 22, 2008
Mars moving toward Regulus
Over the next few weeks in our western sky after twilight ends, Mars approaches the bright star Regulus, then Saturn. Tonight, Mars will be equidistant from Regulus as Saturn is but on Regulus's opposite side. The Red Planet will not be as bright as Regulus, which is not as bright as Saturn. By June 30 Mars moves next to Regulus and by July 10 it passes Saturn.
Look about 10:30 p.m. in the west for this trio.
Such is our view from Earth ...