What a fantastic sight this is for early morning stargazers! At 5am on the 3rd June, those with views to the very low north eastern sky will be able to see a a delightful conjunction between the Moon and our red planet, Mars! A conjunction is where two astronomical objects, likes planets, appear close together in the sky.

Mars is the red star like object just above and to the right of the thin crescent Moon.

Use the above image as a guide. Astronomical images provided by SkySafari, a Simulation Curriculum Company, All rights reserved www.simulationcurriculum.com.

When and where to look:

5am 3rd June, Very low to the north eastern horizon

Something interesting

When you see Mars in the morning imagine what the exploration rover, Perseverance, is doing right now. It took about 9 months for Perseverance to get from Earth to Mars and had a very tricky landing! Check out the video…

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There’s always something interesting happening in the night sky and country WA is the best place to catch all the action!