SERIOUS SOLAR SYSTEM SIGHTINGS!
On View this week, our Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Ceres (the only dwarf planet we can observe), Neptune, MARS and Uranus, in that observing order, not by distance. Mars is the most important. Year after year, except for the tilt of Saturn’s rings, all other planets appear more or less the same. Not so Mars. Because its orbit is much more elliptical than the other planets, and it comes nearest to us of all planets, it approaches closest every 15 to 17 years. This may be our best view so far this century, and definitely the best until 2035!
As always, face coverings and social distancing required. Please and thank you!