Mars and Jupiter to Appear Close in Night Sky on 17-19 October

 | Fri 16 Oct 2015 04:36 ICT

CityNews – According to Dr Saran Posayachinda, deputy director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, between 17th – 19th October, there will be a phenomenon called “planetary grouping” where Mars and Jupiter will appear close to each other in the night’s sky.

Mars Jupiter close map

People can watch this phenomenon with their bare eyes, looking up towards the east from around 4.30am till dawn.

The planets will appear closest on October 18.

For more information, call the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand’s Public Relations at 053 225 569 ext. 210 or 081 885 4353, or visit or

Or call the call centre of Ministry of Science and Technology at 1313.