30th June 2023 @ 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm

After sunset on the evening of Friday the 30th of June above the western horizon

the mag +1.7 planet Mars will be 3.6° from the mag -4.8 planet Venus (above & to the left)

the prevailing twilight will obscure Mars until approx 22.00 hrs when this event would be best viewed

unfortunately both bodies will set below the western horizon at approx 22.30 hrs

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions