Mars, 4 days before opposition (no telescope)

Mars, 4 days before opposition (no telescope)

Mars is close enough to see some surface features, even through an alright camera with no telescope. It depends which side is facing us but usually something is pretty visible.

Opposition is in 4 days, meaning it will then be above the horizon in the east as the Sun touches the horizon in the west. Also meaning we will be smack in the middle between Mars and the Sun. Good position to view it in. It will basically be at it’s closest point to Earth (for this year at least) and will be visible from sunset to sunrise, almost.

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