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www.space.com › 16149-night-skyNight sky September 2022 What you can see tonight maps ... www.space.com › 16149-night-sky CachedTuesday Feb. 1 — New moon (at 0546 GMT) At 1246 a.m. EST or 0546 GMT on Tuesday Feb. 1 the moon will officially reach its new moon phase. At that time it will be located approximately 5.1 degrees south of the sun in Capricornus. Tuesday Feb. 1 — Mars passes Messier 28 (pre-dawn) In the southeastern pre-dawn sky for several mornings centered on Tuesday Feb. 1 the orbital motion of Mars (red path with dateshour) will carry the planet past the globular star cluster known as Messier 28. Wednesday Feb. 2 — Very young moon near Jupiter (after sunset) On Wednesday Feb. 2 a short distance above the west-southwestern horizon the very thin crescent of the young moon will shine several finger-widths to the lower left (or 4.6 degrees to the celestial SSW) of the bright planet Jupiter; close enough for them to share the view in binoculars (green circle). Saturday Feb. 5 — Mars attacks the Great Sagittarius Cluster (pre-dawn) In the southeastern pre-dawn sky on Saturday Feb. 5 the orbital motion of Mars (red path with dateshour) will carry the planet through the outskirts of the large bright globular star cluster known as the Great Sagittarius Cluster and Messier 22.