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Eclipsed Moon and Mars

Posted by Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 29 July 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Here is my image of the eclipsed moon of July 27 and the planet, Mars. Mars is at its nearest point to the earth right now since 2003. It is 57.6 million km. away. Its farthest point from the earth is 401 million km. In this image of Mars, a polar ice cap is clearly visible. The dark markings are areas where the lighter material has been blown away by the wind exposing darker rock underneath.This image is a compilation of two images which were not taken at the same time. The image of Mars was taken with a 9.5 inch telescope.