Watch Mars reverse directions in the sky tonight (Jan. 12)

An illustration of the night sky on Thursday (Jan. 12) showing Mars reversing directions in the sky as it ends its retrograde motion.


Mars will reverse directions in the sky tonight.

On Thursday (Jan.12), Mars will end its retrograde motion which has seen it moving westward through the night sky. Starting tonight, the Red Planet will resume its usual eastward, or “prograde” motion past the constellations.