Space

The Moon and Mars will be Visible Side by Side in the Friday Night Sky Display.

By Aazam

Salt Lake City—Conditions will be unprecedented for a spectacular event in Utah on Friday.

Those looking up to the Moon will also find a special surprise with Mars' near presence

SPACE.com says that the Red Planet will be easily seen in the lower right of the Moon on Friday evening

With crystal clear conditions and no cloud cover, a double dose of "coolness" of space will look very impressive

According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars is slowly moving east this year.

This is typical for Mars, however, in late October, Mars reverses its course

Over the next three months, from November to the end of January, Mars moves west every night. This is known as the retrograde motion of Mars.

In late January, it reverses direction again, and continues its eastward journey.

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