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Re: [astronomy-121] wasnt mars supposed to be around in August?

From: Christine R.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:05 PM
thank you for the info; I kind of thought it was Venus; can't wait to have a telescope meeting somewhere; can't get on my roof anymore and really, really miss looking at the sky.
 
Christine

--- On Tue, 8/25/09, Niphon <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Niphon <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [astronomy-121] wasnt mars supposed to be around in August?
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 4:24 PM

Hi

It's probably Venus. Mars rises like 130
Am or so. Visible after 2 or so. Venus rises later on. It's really bright ad you describe. 

Niphon

Sent from my iPhone. Cause I'm cool. 

On Aug 25, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Christine Rossi <[address removed]> wrote:

there's a very, very bright planet in the East in the pre-dawn hours; is that Mars or Venus?
 
Christine

--- On Thu, 8/20/09, Rob <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Rob <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [astronomy-121] wasnt mars supposed to be around in August?
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3:02 PM

That was when everyone said that Mars would be the size of the moon in the earth's sky. Thank God we have science to counter these urban legends!  Tonight, Mars should be near the moon still, even in Asia!  May have changed a bit in the past 4 days but not by too much!

If you���re up before dawn on Sunday morning ��� the morning of August 16 ��� you can use the waning crescent moon to locate the planet Mars. Look for Mars about two finger-widths to the moon���s right or upper right. (Hold your two fingers an arm length away.)

http://www.earthsky.org/skywatching/moon-mars-in-front-of-taurus-on-sunday-morning#c014319

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Mike D <[address removed]> wrote:
Jawad,

You are probably reading a very exaggerated description of the opposition from Aug. 2003.

  http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/brightmars.asp

Right now the best planet to see is probably Jupiter, which should be easy to pick out if you look towards the south at night time.

-Mike Durkin

Jawad wrote:
I am currently vacationing in Asia and I dont see mars at all. From what I read, mars was supposed to be the brightest object in the night sky and even visible at daytime all over the world. Does anyone know what happened? Is it visible in NYC?




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