Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mars, Brightly Shining

With Mars long past opposition and zooming further and farther away from us, you'd think it would cease being an interesting sight in the sky.

Not so!

This image was taken in the backyard with my cell phone camera last week.

Hello, Mars!  Shoo, clouds.  Image is from October 17th, 2018.
It shows Mars near the crescent Moon shortly after sunset.  They are separated by about six degrees.

They make a beautiful pair.

Everyone can enjoy the night time sky.  It is just a matter of going outside and looking up.  No fancy telescope or camera needed.


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