Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

September 1, 2014 3:15 PM

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Mars forms colorful pairs with other objects in the southwest evening sky in September, as the red planet moves from just more than 5 degrees from yellowish Saturn on Sept. 1, to within 5 degrees of red Antares from Sept. 22 through Oct. 3.

Saturn, with its rings tipped 22 degrees from edge-on, is impressive through a telescope, if you catch it before it sinks low.

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