Looking up at Mars

My son sent me this photo of his view of Mars in the night sky.


I sent him back this photo of my view.


At the beginning of October MARS was a mere 62.1 million kilometres (38.6 million miles) away from Earth, the closest it'll be for the next 15 years. It is getting further away but is still quite bright.

For me, it was visible just after dark, while looking southeast.

Jupiter and Saturn are clearly visible looking southwest.

Remember to look up

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We have been having exceptionally warm November weather, so it has been wonderful to sit outdoors. I understand that is about to change and much more typical temperatures are on the way!

Dear @melinda010100 beautiful photographs. give my congratulations to your son.

He does take great photos! I will send him the link to the post so that he sees your comment! Thanks.

Thanks! That was with my phone. I don't think the real camera would have done better because Google does pretty good with night mode.

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This is great Mars is like a hope for all hive members one day we all be there 😋🙏

It's hard for me to imagine going there 😁

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Most welcome. I've been enjoying Mars lately too.

The coolest part of that for me is realizing that people far away can unite in the same instant by looking up and seeing the same thing. Then I think that every person in history have looked upon the same thing. Then I remember that some people think the world is flat.

Too much thinking and not enough celestial gazing!

It was fun to have that instant connection with my kids, who are 150 miles away!

We are all better off when we take time to star gaze! 🌟

It's great to see these photos. Your son's with the buildings and yours with the trees

Two very different views! Glad to see you, my dear friend!

So it is very different! I think lately I'm not around here that much, the internet doesn't help much and these days I've had some work. My mom asks about you every day❤

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I often watch the night sky as I head out to work, when it's a reasonably clear night I will take a mental note where the Moon is then noting the significant stars. No real reason, just wanted to know where the Moon is. 🦇

It's a great way to connect with our natural world and so many people have lost touch with the night sky. Pausing to watch the sunset each day is another great way to connect with the Universe.

I think Mars was out shown by all the varied lights in the apartment building and the tree 'fingers'. Both shots get the imagination going.

Here are some haiku for you

specs light the planet
a world dims to a light spec
per your perSPECtive

shadowed limbs and trunks
fingers grasp for far away worlds
uproot in the reach

Your way with words constantly amazes me, my friend! I'm quite honored to have you write about our photos. ❤️

Thanks so much, Thank you, Melinda:)


Looking up too

Love that shot! We will both keep looking up together!

It is the same star?

Yep. It is the same planet. I love how we were both sitting outdoors and he was looking at it in Chicago, and I was seeing the same sight in Wisconsin!

Hahaha... yes that is so neat! 🥰🌺🤙

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That is truly lovely!

Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

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