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Mars and Saturn are currently positioned only a few degrees apart in their respective southern constellations of Scorpius and Ophiuchus. From March 28th to 30th some nice visual and photographic opportunities occur when the waning gibbous Moon is also positioned close by.

Currently the two planets are better seen from tropical and southern locations where they rise earlier in the evening and appear higher in the sky than for those living further north. For example, from Cape Town, South Africa or Sydney, Australia the planets are visible well before midnight but from locations such as London, England or New York, USA they don't rise until a few hours later.

Moon, Mars and Saturn as seen a couple of hours before sunrise from London, England on March 29, 2016 (credit - stellarium)

Moon, Mars and Saturn as seen early morning from Cape Town, South Africa on March 29, 2016 (credit:- stellarium)

Mars and Saturn during March 2016 (credit:- freestarcharts)

Mars and Saturn during March 2016 - pdf format (credit:- freestarcharts)

On March 28th the Moon will appear just west of the planets and on the following night it will have moved to 4 degrees north of an imaginary line connecting them. Finally, the Moon will have moved out west of Saturn on March 30th. For comparison, Mars shines at mag. -0.4 and therefore more than twice as bright as mag. +0.5 Saturn.