Spaced out Street Astronomy: Mostly About Mars
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. Now is our best view so far this century, possibly the whole century and definitely the best until 2035! Mars is the only planet that shows us the surface of another world, but only well at times like now. Jupiter and Saturn will be available for viewing first, then the full moon, then Mars.
As always, face coverings and social distancing required. Please and thank you!