This month there are spectacular encounters of the Moon with Mercury, Venus and prominent stars – see below – and over the course of the night all the planets are visible, though telescopes are needed for Uranus and Neptune.
“A small fleet of spacecraft is due to take off for Mars in July, including the NASA Mars 2020 rover ‘Perseverance’, and the first Mars missions from China and the United Arab Emirates. “
There will be a Supermoon on 9th March, when the Moon will be Full and also at its closest to Earth.
How did the planets form?
BY STEVE DRURY
I was reading a collection of short stories by Arthur C. Clarke called ‘Of Time and Stars’, with a foreword by the man himself.