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Mars at Opposition from Sun - May 21-22

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Curt Renz, May 20, 2016.

  1. Curt Renz

    Curt Renz Active Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Ruddy Mars will be out all night when in opposition to the Sun during the night of May 21-22 at magnitude -2.1 (similar to the current brightness of Jupiter.) Mars’ closest approach to Earth for this synodic cycle will occur on May 30 at 0.5032 AU while subtending an angular diameter of 18.6 arcseconds.

    My detailed article describing the current apparition of Mars appears under the links for my related graphics at

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