Full Moon | Joined By Mars | 21 May 2016

How I See It

The full moon rose a few hours after sunset last night. Full moon was officially at 4:14 pm CDT. Dark maria and bright craters contrasted. The large bright crater, Tycho, was prominent in the lower right. Rays streamed out indicating the force of that impact long ago.

2016_0521Moon Click to embiggen

To the right of the Moon was Mars. The red planet is now at opposition. From our Earth vantage point, Mars and the Sun are seen in opposite directions in the sky. The telephoto on my camera is good. But, it is not good enough to bring out any surface details. Look for Mars low in the east at about 10 pm local time for the next week or so. It is the closest to Earth at this time and appears larger than at other times of the year.

2016_0521Mars

View original post

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Full Moon | Joined By Mars | 21 May 2016

We love comments! Tell us what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s