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Uranus and Mars come close to the night sky tonight



Uranus and Mars will be visible close to the night sky tonight, January 21, 2021. (Image credit: SkySafari app)

Look up tonight (January 21) to see Uranus and Mars lying together in the night sky – just do not forget your binoculars.

Yesterday (January 20) on the inauguration day in the United States, the two planets were connected, which means that they seemed very close together in the sky. Tonight, the planets share the same “right ascension”, with Mars passing only 1.75 degrees north of Uranus, according to Earthsky.org. (Your fist, held at an arm’s length, covers about 10 degrees of sky.) The moon will also shine nearby, making it a good landmark to start from when looking for the planets.


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