Romance during the eclipse

That will be a spectacle: Mars and Moon meet during the eclipse. Mars is in the next two months at its brightest since 15 years, being very close to earth; it won’t be this bright again till 2035. On 28 July, during the eclipse, the red planet will – visually – be very close to the moon (see map of night sky on 28 July 4.00 am). With a small telescope the ice caps might even be visible. For astronomers viewing the Red planet so close is a big event; and it might be for Mars himself, and the Moon Goddess Selene as well… a lovely close encounter to be watched by all of us. Astronomy is a romantic science…. More on https://www.theguardian.com/…/mars-is-spectacular-this-mont…

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