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27 Aug 2020, 20:34 UTC
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Hey, Space Placers!If you are up at 11:30 PM local or before dawn while it is still deep twilight, take a peek at Mars. Just before midnight in the East or in the West pre-dawn, you'll see the brightening orange specter that is Mars. It will continue to brighten and 47 days from now only the Moon will be brighter in the night sky.I was finally able to see Mars in my telescope and took these pics using a new camera. I have a long way to go with getting decent pics of the planet but I was amazed at how well these turned out for first pics.Both Pics Taken Thru 10-inch TelescopeCredit: Greg RedfernI'll have more info on Mars as we get closer but the Red Planet will definitely make its presence known in our skies.You can also Follow NASA's Perseverance Rover in Real Time on Its Way to Mars until it attempts a landing in February 2021.Sky Guy in VA

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