Tonight; July 5th, 9 pm central time. I just happened to look up and catch a gorgeous view (perfectly clear) of the quarter moon with a tiny "star" just barely visible above the terminator about 1/4 moon diameter, grabbed my binoculars, then googled it, and realized it was Mars sitting about 15 arc minutes off the edge. What a surprise; I am at 30* N. Latitude (central US). I haven't been following observationally lately...Apparently a Mars occultation will be visible tonight from South America. In my location it appeared like the "Miami" "Photo" here: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/two-planet-moon-conjunctions-in-july/ ...except the planet brightness appears dimmer than in the mock photo. Check it out if you're on planet earth tonight. Nice. Creator.