Watch the Moon, Mars, and Venus Dance Together on 12 July

James Maynard
Jul 7 · 4 min read

The Moon, Mars, and Venus will huddle close together on the night of 12 July. Here’s how to see it.

The Moon, Mars, and Venus will be seen huddling together just after sunset on 12 July. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion/Created in NASA’s VTAD (Venus) NASA/GSFC/ASU (Moon) NASA/JPL (Mars)

Early on the evening of Monday, 12 July, a thin crescent Moon will be seen low on the horizon, just after sunset. Just half a degree below and to the right of our planetary companion, Venus and Mars — the two closest planets to Earth, will shine in the twilight.