Saturn and Mars’s Turn to Shine

Earlier this month Venus, Jupiter and the waning crescent Moon came together for a beautiful alignment. We are lucky again this month as on July 24 the waxing crescent Moon will pass close to Saturn and Mars shortly after sunset over on the western horizon. You should be able to see this lovely trio from around 21h30 CDT to just before 23h00 CDT.

Looking towards the southern horizon from Winnipeg at 22h30 CDT. (Image taken from Starry Night Orion Special Edition)