Naked Eye Observations | Astronomy: You are on a date with a distinct astronomical phenomenon.
And on Wednesday, until the anticipated phenomenon starts to happen at 4:30 a.m., the moon will pass in front of Mars in the night sky. The moon will pass close to Mars in the night sky on Thursday (GMT) before the anticipated phenomenon starts to happen at 4:30 a.m. Mars will vanish behind the western half of the moon at around 4.58 a.m. GMT on Thursday and reappear behind the eastern half an hour later.
The disappearance will be visible from North America, Greenland, northern Europe, and the tip of Africa. Anyone interested in seeing the celestial event can look up local times online because they may differ by country.
The event can be seen with the naked eye, especially since Mars will be at its brightest after it passes near Earth on December 1.