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Mars
« on: August 05, 2018, 02:41:49 PM »
I guess no one has looked up to the sky to see the planet Mars shinning away over the last few days..

https://mars.nasa.gov/allaboutmars/nightsky/mars-close-approach/
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Re: Mars
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 05:10:42 PM »
Yes noticed. The moon a couple days ago was also quite large.

Now if you had a way to ship some posters to either that would be remarkable. How about Moby and Wiz together for a trial run?
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Re: Mars
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 07:48:04 PM »
Yes noticed. The moon a couple days ago was also quite large.

Now if you had a way to ship some posters to either that would be remarkable. How about Moby and Wiz together for a trial run?


I can think of someone else better.. :laugh:
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Re: Mars
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 08:06:11 PM »
Yes, this has indeed been a stunning opposition. Dad and I were granted some superb views of the red planet a few evenings ago via our Celestron telescope. We live back a ways from the street lights so our back porch provides a great place to star gaze. At one point we did encounter a bit of cloud obscuration, though thankfully a stiff breeze moved them along. Closest Mars has been since '03.

When I was a young fellow I would look up at the night sky with awe, wonder, excitement and curiosity. Now I mostly feel melancholy at the awareness of my insignificance to the universe.
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Re: Mars
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 11:49:54 PM »
The Moon and Mars,


Mars is the smaller worm

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Re: Mars
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 12:13:55 AM »
Yes, this has indeed been a stunning opposition. Dad and I were granted some superb views of the red planet a few evenings ago via our Celestron telescope. We live back a ways from the street lights so our back porch provides a great place to star gaze. At one point we did encounter a bit of cloud obscuration, though thankfully a stiff breeze moved them along. Closest Mars has been since '03.

When I was a young fellow I would look up at the night sky with awe, wonder, excitement and curiosity. Now I mostly feel melancholy at the awareness of my insignificance to the universe.

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