5th September 2020 @ 11:00 pm – 6th September 2020 @ 6:30 am

On Sat the 5th of September at 22.00 UTC / 23.00 BST

the planet Mars will be 3.2° from an 87% lit waning gibbous Moon

over the course of the night and into the morning of Sun the 6th of September

the separation will continue to decrease until 05.30 UTC / 06.30 BST

when Mars will be 0.5° from the Moon

If you plan to observe / image some or all of this event remember to dress for the conditions