2nd June 2023 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

After sunset on the evening of Friday the 2nd of June

from approx 21.00 – 23.00 hrs above the SW – W horizon

 the planet Mars will pass in front of M44 the beehive cluster

on the 1st of June Mars will be to the right of M44 & on the 3rd of June Mars will be to the left of M44

on both the 1st & the 3rd of June the timings will be approximately the same

these events may be difficult to see due to the prevailing evening twilight

if you plan to view / image these events remember to dress for the conditions