During the night of Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6, what is popularly known as ‘Kiss between the Moon and Mars’, an easily observable astronomical phenomenon And that adds to other of the many surprises that the astronomical world makes in this 2020.
This phenomenon, known as conjunction, could be observed without the need for a telescope and from everywhere, since Thanks to the luminosity of both Mars and the Moon, it can be seen with the naked eye.
– Planetarium Galileo Galilei (@planetarioBA) September 5, 2020
The conjunction of the Moon and Mars is produced by the movement of the planets with respect to the Sun. Thus, it is said that two stars are in conjunction when they are on the same earth longitude and are observed very close to each other.
In this way, this phenomenon has left the networks full of images in which it is seen the Moon and the planet Mars very close.
Mars touching the Moon, this morning from Zaragoza 09/06/2020. So close (0.3 °) and so far (71 mill. Km). @The_Universe_Hoy@Science_Scope@RObsMadrid@AstroAventura@AstronomiaRivas@diegoA1094pic.twitter.com/FX45Gb3YfJ
– Angel Sanz (@ Ang31Sanz) September 6, 2020
The Moon and Mars early this morning. Here it has not been hidden, but it has been very close. pic.twitter.com/0ZIZkt6h1v
– Juanlu (@JLLeonRod) September 6, 2020
— DM ♐︎ (@eyesneverrlie) September 6, 2020
This morning we were able to contemplate an occultation, by the Moon, of the planet Mars. Image obtained from Tenerife. pic.twitter.com/8cJpJRO8f0
— Oswaldo G. (@oswaldo_astro) September 6, 2020