Friday, July 30

Planets

Astronomy, Mars, NASA, Planets, Science, Venus

Mars and Venus will appear just a finger’s width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here’s how to see it.

Mars and Venus are about to line up in the night sky, getting so close on Monday and Tuesday that they'll almost seem to touch.An astronomical event in which celestial bodies align in the sky like this is called a conjunction.All month, Mars and Venus have been creeping nearer to one another. After sunset on Monday night, the two planets will appear so close together that a full moon couldn't fit in between. That's just a finger's width apart if you hold your hand up to the sky, according to NASA. The two planets will actually get closest together in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but daylight will make that impossible to see. So instead, people will have to wait until after the sun sets on Tuesday to see the two planets...