Great Martian Apparition of 2020-2021

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Christopher K.
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Great Martian Apparition of 2020-2021

Post by Christopher K. » December 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Early tomorrow morning, Mars will be rising in the souteast within one degree of mag 2.8 Zubenelgenubi! The star will only be six degrees up at 4:47am and twilight begins at 5:26am. Not a bad start for this Martian apparition. Good luck!

More information:
http://spider.seds.org/spider/Mars/mars2020.html

Christopher K.
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Re: Great Martian Apparition of 2020-2021

Post by Christopher K. » January 7th, 2020, 2:37 pm

The 2020 apparition of Mars is progress will that kind of steady and slow suspense to which skygazers are accustomed. This morning at 4:36am, Mars exited Libra and entered Scorpius, where it will reside for about a week.

As the next ten months progress, it will rise earlier and earlier, getting bigger and brighter. Finally, during the first half of October, Mars will appear bigger and brighter than it will for the next fifteen years!

More information:
http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/jbeish/Ge ... _Mars.html

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