The difference between this opposition, with its planet encircling dust storm, and the 2016 opposition is striking.
Here is a still frame from this opposition.
|Dusty Mars, at opposition 2018|
Here is a still frame from the 2016 opposition.
|Dust Storm Free Mars, at opposition 2016|
This video is also on my Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqDQHiGxCmc.
Take a look at both of these videos. They are only 30 seconds each and have no audio. There is no sound in space. Space videos should be silent, too. 😎
The difference in the Mars surface details between the two is stunning. You will also see some of the Earth atmospheric turbulence that makes backyard planetary imaging so challenging.
Next week? Clouds willing, fresh Mars images!