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Photos of Rare Mars-Moon Encounter Space.com

Skywatchers across North America saw a rare nighttime encounter between the Moon and Mars during the early morning hours today. Under clear skies here, the two objects were so close as to almost appear to touch. Mars hung just off the right shoulder of the Moon at 4:30 a.m. local time, high in the southern sky. The planet was vividly red in contrast to the powerful white face of the Moon.