Watch reddish Mars next to the moon on the morning of July 1

Mars next to the waning crescent moon on the morning of July 1, 2024
Mars next to the waning crescent moon on the morning of July 1, 2024. (Image credit: Stellarium)

Are you an early riser? If yes, then don’t miss the opportunity to watch Mars near the moon.

Mars will be visible very close to the 23% illuminated waning crescent moon on the morning of July 1, 2024.

The close appearance of two celestial objects on our sky’s dome is called a conjunction. Here is the conjunction of the moon and Mars.

The moon and Mars will rise together in the pre-dawn hours of July 1, 2024. So look low in the eastern sky in the early morning hours preceding sunrise to see the moon and Mars.

Mars is easily noticeable without an instrument like a pair of binoculars or a telescope. It will appear like a bright star to the naked eye.

Mars looks reddish in the sky due to the presence of a huge amount of iron oxide on its surface.

You will see not only Mars but also Jupiter on the morning of July 1, 2024. Jupiter will be visible to the lower left of the moon and Mars duo.

If you miss the opportunity to watch Mars near the moon on the morning of July 1, don’t worry. Mars will be visible in the morning sky throughout July. Read more about our daily visible planet guide.

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