|| Rising in the east, at sunset|
|Date / Time:
||Oct 29, 2005 - 6:15pm|
||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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