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The path of Mars from July through September 2018. Credit: Starry Night.

buy canada goose jacket cheap There one downside, however, to the 2018 opposition of Mars: it occurring very nearly as far south along the ecliptic as it can. This is great news for observers in Australia, South Africa and South America, as the Red Planet rides high near the zenith at local midnight. Up north, however, we are still looking uk canada goose outlet at Mars through the murk of the atmosphere lower to the horizon. For example, here in Norfolk, Virginia at latitude 37 degrees north, we never see Mars rise more than 29 degrees altitude above the southern horizon this season. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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The Curiosity rover dusty view from late June. Credit: NASA

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Canada Goose sale In 2018, Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 UT/1:00 AM EDT 57.8 million kilometers from the Earth, then makes its closest approach four days later on July 31st at 8:00 UT/4:00 AM EDT, 57.6 million kilometers distant. Why the discrepancy? Well, opposition is simply reckoned as the point where an outer planet reaches an ecliptic longitude of 180 degrees opposite from the Sun. Mars, however, is still headed inward towards perihelion on September 16th, while Earth just came off of aphelion on canada goose store July 6th. Canada Goose sale

Visually, Mars can on occasion “go yellow” and present a saffron color even to the naked eye if a planetary wide sandstorm is underway. At the eyepiece, the most prominent feature is always the pole cap, a white dollop on the planet pumpkin hued limb. Crank up the magnification, and dark patches come into view, as Mars is the canada goose uk black friday only planet in the solar system presenting an actual surface available for amateur scrutiny. Mars has a canada goose factory sale day very similar to Earth at only 37 minutes longer in duration, meaning that if you observe Mars at the same time every evening, you see nearly the same longitude of the planet turned towards you, shifted 10 degrees westward. A Canada Goose Jackets great tool for comparing what features on Mars are currently turned Earthward is Mars Previewer.

Can you spy Mars daytime? This month is a good time to try, as it currently shines brighter than Jupiter. The easiest thing to do is lock on to it with a telescope near dawn as it sets to the west and the Sun rises in the east, then simply track it into the daytime sky. We seen Mars in 2003 and again this year while the Sun is still above the horizon having the Moon nearby also helps, though of course, Mars is very Canada Goose Outlet close to the horizon at sunset/sunrise right at opposition.

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Shining at magnitude 12.4 (Deimos) and 11.3 (Phobos), seeing these moons would be a cinch were it not for the presence of Mars shining a million times brighter nearby. Your best bet is to construct an occulting bar eyepiece (we used a thin strip of foil and a guitar string affixed to an eyepiece to accomplish this) or simply place brilliant Mars just out of view. Phobos orbits once every 7.7 hours and substends 20″ from the disk of Mars, while Deimos goes around Mars once every 30.35 hours buy canada goose jacket and journeys Here,,,,,,,,,,,,, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here. 66″ with each elongation from the Martian disk. PDS rings node or a good planetarium program such as Starry Night or Stellarium will show the current orientation of the Martian moons, aiding in your decision of whether or not to take up the quest.

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