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Daily cosmobite: Mars and Saturn

Mars and Saturn on the evening of 25 August 2014.The red planet Mars and the ringed planet Saturn are both in the north-west sky each evening after dusk. Over the last few evenings Mars has been approaching Saturn which has remained sedately still near the star Zubenelgenubi. Tonight and tomorrow night the two planets are at their closest with seven moon-widths between them.

Mars and Saturn on the evening of 25 August 2014. Chart Nick Lomb

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