Look to the skies, but there won’t be two moons
The planets will pass within 3.5 degrees of one another, which will be visible to the naked eye in the south west after sunset tonight. Astronomer John Davies, from the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, said the planets would appear like two bright stars but were millions of miles apart across the solar system.
He said: “It will be a pretty thing to see in the sky but it is not particularly unusual.”
However, rumours that Mars will appear as large as the Moon have been revealed as a hoax.