STARGAZERS are geared up for a trio of space treatments this week – if they’re prepared to brave the early morning cold.
Saturday will see Mars appear super close to the Moon, with Venus also in view.
And best of all, if you want to see them, you should see them with the naked eye.
But you’ll have to be ready to get up early for a quick look.
According to NASA, you’ll need to look southeast about 45 minutes before sunrise to be able to see them.
They can be difficult to observe as they will not appear more than eight degrees above the horizon.
But those who can spot it have an interesting row of celestial objects.
Venus, the brightest planet in the lot, should be fairly easy to see in the east.
It will be very bright so you can also see it during the day.
The planet returned to the evening sky for the first time since last month, rising before the Sun as ‘Morning Star’.
And with it, Mars is returning to view, after hiding behind a burning orb for the past few months.
It was an event that actually kept NASA from communicating with its spacecraft on Mars for about two weeks every two years.
Of course, these also depend on the weather.
So be sure to check the forecast closer in time to make sure the thick cloud won’t damage the screen.
In other news, a new space station for Tom Cruise for filming caused the jaws to fall out for all the wrong reasons.
Scientists have pinpointed when they believe The sun will explode and wipe out everything on Earth in the process.
And Apple is work to fix for a recently discovered bug that could potentially expose iPhone users’ personal data.
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https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8261404/mars-moon-conjunction-january-29/ Search! You can see MARS with the naked eye in this week’s ‘Moon Combination’