Moon, planets, stars and meteors: what to see in the night sky this winter | Sweetened

Haojing Yan, a MU, said a rare, possibly once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event will be visible from Colombia this winter without the need for binoculars or telescopes — just your eyes, clear skies, and a location where you can see the moon. Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

When the full moon moves across the sky on December 7, it will block Mars in what’s called a lunar disappearance. The bright red planet appears to disappear behind the eastern edge of the moon around 9 p.m., and then appear on the other side about 50 minutes later.

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