Exciting view as Mars gets brighter

March 3, 2014 1:46 AM

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Exciting view as Mars gets brighter

The planets are becoming more exciting as more of them move into prime-time viewing.

Jupiter is still there in the north-northwest, while tonight Mars rose above the hills in the east during my tour, probably around 11 or 11.30pm. Mars is brightening every night as we draw closer to it, nearing closest approach in April this year. It is distinctly orange compared with Spica, the bri...

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