Title: Mars Approach
Location: Rising in the east, at sunset
Date / Time: Oct 29, 2005 - 6:15pm
Comments: MARS closest to Earth. Not as close as it was in 2003, but the closest it will be until 2018. On Halloween night it will rise at sundown. It shines at a magnitude of -2.3 at a distance of 43 million miles. This is bright enough to be seen even from urban-lit ciies. Our RED PLANET "neighbor" rises a little before the Pleiades, or Makali'i in the east.

Maintained by Roz Reiner - Kauai, Hawaii


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