posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 10:49 AM
Bright Venus, reddish Mars, and a very thin waxing crescent Moon will appear very close together, low in the West Southwest sky, quite early this
evening. Mars and Venus will appear even closer together tomorrow night, but the Moon will have moved on somewhat.
Mars is smaller than Venus, and less reflective of the Sun's light. This, combined with the fact that Mars is currently far from our position in
space, in it orbit, make it appear fairly dim. Look for it slightly farther from the horizon than Venus.