MONDAY MORNING CONJUNCTION: RED PLANET, RED STAR & THE MOON
On Monday morning the moon will glide pass and join a conjunction of Mars and its rival Antares. Antares is a bright red supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpio some 550 light years from Earth. It is said to form the heart of the Scorpion. Its name come from the fact it resembles Mars in color and brightness. Antares is the shorted of "Anti" (opposed or rival) and "Ares" (another name for Mars). Put "Anti" & "Ares" together and you get Antares, the rival of Mars.
Below is the view Monday morning looking SE around 6am.