Bad Astronomy

Mars and the Moon

If you read this in time (Sunday night), go outside and check out the Moon and Mars– they’re very close together. In fact, for some parts of the extreme northwest US and parts of Canada, the Moon passes in front of Mars!

I just saw the fat full Moon rising, and it’s beautiful. I’ll go out again in a little while when it’s higher and see how close together the two are.

Update: If it’s cloudy where you are, BABloggee James mentioned in the comments below that he got a pretty shot he got of them.