The Moon and Mars Are All Right Tonight

The young crescent moon sidles up next to the Red Planet in tonight’s evening sky. Look toward the southwest around 6:45 p.m. for the obvious pairing of the two. That’s Fomalhaut, brightest star in Piscis Austrinus shining below and to the left of the moon. And well up above and to the left of the pair (i.e., northeast) is Jupiter, with Saturn just a little further east.