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Earth as seen from Mars on 19 October 2014, with Added Comet Siding Spring

27 Feb 2013, 14:35 UTC
Earth as seen from Mars on 19 October 2014, with Added Comet Siding Spring
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Comet C/2012 A1 Siding Spring as seen from Mars on the 19th of October 2014, with the Moon Demios and Earth. Simulated in Stellarium. Click to embiggenComet C/2012 A1 Siding Spring as seen from Mars on the 20th of October 2014, if it hasn't impacted Mars it will be as bright as Venus. With the Moon Demios and the Southern Cross.Strangely, one of the top searches that brings people to my blog is "Earth from Mars", so I started to provide views of Earth from Mars simulated in Stellarium (see here and here for some previous examples I have provided) .But seeing as the story of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) potentially impacting Mars has gone viral around the world (astroblog is currently number 2 when you Google "C/2013 A1" see my previous posts here and here, with Celestia script, my post also got mentioned in New Scientist too, WOOT, along with Universe Today) I thought I would give the Earth from Mars fans something special. Earth from Mars with comet C/2013 A1 in view.On the 19th (Mars at Adelaide equivalent time, around 18th UT) Earth is low above the eastern Martian horizon pre-Dawn, and the comet is bright and ...

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