Amateur celestial gazers can spot planet Mars paired with moon from sunset to sunrise on Friday, a press release from Secretary, Planetary Society of India, AP, N. Sri Raghunandan Kumar said. The moon will be in conjunction with planet Mars at 10.41 p.m. on February 10 and both will appear to be near to each other as seen from earth.
After 9 p.m., enthusiasts have to look towards the Eastern direction to the bright moon and a non-twinkling star like object near it. This non-twinkling reddish object is nothing but planet Mars, Mr. Raghunandan Kumar said. Interested persons can also check out the planet during day time. Before sunrise, public can look towards Western direction to spot planet Mars. Apart from the conjunction of Mars and moon, one can also checkout other planets like Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in the night sky.
The planetary society organised series of sky observations of planets with astronomical telescopes for students. Interested can contact: 93475-11132.