How to spot Mars travelling through Gemini this week

2GYKRJN The waxing crescent Moon near the stars Castor and Pollux in Gemini, with Mars below, as the last of the winter stars set into the western twilight on

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THIS column comes to you from a very different place – Australia, where I have been accompanying a New Scientist Discovery Tour to see the hybrid solar eclipse visible from the west of the country. I have had two weeks of stargazing here, getting to know the sky from a new perspective.

No matter where you live in the world, Mars is taking a little stroll through Gemini this week, so it is a great time to get to know this lovely constellation with its prominent twin stars, Castor and Pollux, and take a look at the Red Planet at …

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