Double Star Show Tonight

Written by The Night Sky Guy on June 6, 2010 – 4:26 pm -

If you have clear skies tonight then check out a really beautiful pairing of the planet Mars with Regulus, the lead star in the constellation Leo. What will make this event particularly neat to see is the contrasting colour between the orange-hued planet and the white star. The pair will be separated by less than a degree – 2 full moon disks apart.

Mars and Regulus are in close conjunction Sunday night

Mars and Regulus are in close conjunction Sunday night

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