The Moon has a date with the two largest planets in the solar system early this week.
On Sunday night Saturn & Jupiter will be just above and right of our satellite. Look in the southeast to find them.
The trio will be visible Monday evening but our Moon will be a bit farther away from the two planets. Above is how you’ll find the three on Sunday night.
Mars will reach a milestone on Monday morning. At approximately 5:02 a.m. The Red Planet will reach something known as perihelion.
Planets don’t move in perfect circles around the Sun. As a result, there are times when they are closer to and farther away from it.
When a planet is at its closest point to the Sun it’s at perihelion. Mars will reach perihelion Monday morning when it’s about 128.4 million miles from our home star.
The Full Moon will arrive later in the morning at 11:59 a.m. This month’s Full Moon is known as the Full Sturgeon Moon because the large fish were easily caught this month. It’s also known as the Full Green Corn Moon.
Speaking of the Moon, use it to help you find Mars on Saturday night. If you look in the southeastern to the southern sky before sunrise you’ll find a Waxing Gibbous Moon and Mars will be just above and left of it.
It shouldn’t be tough to find. Happy hunting!