When to look: After 8pm, Friday 7 December 2018. North west.
A close approach between Mars and Neptune, provides a great chance for telescopes to locate Neptune easily as you can’t see it with the naked eye. Even though it will look like a very small, pale blue pinpoint of light, it’s a good planet to tick off the bucket list! It will be directly above Mars.
For telescopes and binoculars: A telescope will show the difference in colours and will be a real delight.
Keep watching: On the 15th, the first quarter Moon will be near Mars providing a lovely mid-month vista in the western evening sky.
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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!