2017: May, Mars Fades in West


Mars appears in the west-northwestern sky near the star Aldebaran during May. On May 1, it is about 7 degrees to the upper right of Aldebaran. Look for it about an hour after sunset low in the sky.  You’ll need a good horizon to see it.  It is fading in brightness and begins to set during twilight on May 11 as it heads toward a July 26 solar conjunction.  It reappears in the morning sky in early autumn with a close conjunction with Venus on October 5.

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