See Mars rise with the ‘half’ moon early Saturday morning

The last-quarter moon will be in conjunction with Mars on June 12 at 2:24 a.m. EDT (0624 GMT). Catch them together in the predawn sky on June 13. (Image credit: SkySafari app)

The last-quarter moon will make a close approach to the Red Planet in the predawn sky on Saturday (June 13), providing a celestial treat for early birds and night owls.

If you’re up before the sun on Saturday morning, look to the southeast horizon to find Mars snuggled up close to the waning moon, which reaches last-quarter phase that morning at 2:24 a.m. EDT (0624 GMT). 

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