Monday, May 19, 2008

Mars on the Move

A couple weeks ago, the planet Mars was right in line with Castor and Pollux, the Gemini Twins. It looked like there were Gemini Triplets!

Since then, it has been zooming (relatively speaking) towards the constellation Cancer. Over the next few nights Mars will sweep through the stars of the Beehive Cluster. It will be easy to see Mars change position from night to night, especially if you look through binoculars.
You can read about it online here.

It's still pretty hazy and cloudy here on Bonaire, but we'll head outside in case it clears up enough so that we can see the moving Mars show.
There is also an Iridium flare tonight and a International Space Station pass too, so it will be a good night to try out our new binoculars, weather permitting.

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