Watch how to see Mars in the night sky in October

Watch how to see Mars in the night sky in October

Mars will be bright and beautiful in the night sky of October 2020.

NASA

Forget it Halloween. This October is the glory of Mars, as the illuminated red planet puts on a show in the night sky. You can enjoy Mars as a beacon of light throughout the month but there are two special dates to mark in your calendar:. October when the planet approaches Earth, and October 13, when it will be opposite.

Spotting Mars

Mars has a reputation as the “red” planet, but its spectrum in the night sky is a bit more colorful towards Halloween. It will appear to the naked eye as a bright orange-red dot, like small spots of shiny rust.

In the dark you find it The distinctive color of Mars cl It looks at the eastern sky to increase at night. It will look brighter this month if your local weather helps to give you a better view.

Closer approach: 6 October

Tuesday, October 6 marks a close approach to Mars. It would be a great time to grab the telescope and get a better look. Give a wave NASA’s perseverance rover This car is on its way to the planet in February 2021 while you are doing it.

NASA on Tuesday, October close to October shared the opinion of one of the closest approach artists in July 2018 it was disguised than last time The apparent shapes look very similar. This year, the minimum distance to Mars will be 38.6 million miles (62 million kilometers), which is about 3 million miles away from 2018.

This artist’s vision shows the apparent size of Mars as 2018 and 2020 approach.

NASA

Opposition: 13 October

When Mars and the Sun merge with Earth in the middle, the Red Planet is known to oppose it. This is the perfect time to track the movement of Mars across the sky. It will rise to the east as the sun goes down, move to the other side of the sky, and then sink to the west as the sun rises.

NASA described the protests as “effectively a ‘full’ Mars.” While enjoying the protests on Tuesday, October 13. You have to wait more than two years for this to happen again.

“Explains the rastrack model of the planet’s orbit. Earth and Mars are like a track race. Earth is inward, Mars is outward,” NASA said in its WhatsApp blog for October. “Every 26 months, the fast-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving, slow-moving Slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly slowly

Tuesday is not the only October show-off in the sky. You can do this too In anticipation of a rare Halloween blue moon It’s not bizarre when our lunar neighbor is full on October 31st; It’s Bu Tiful.

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