Near Miss

Moon and Mars at 10:25PM EST, December 7, 2022

The Moon nearly grazed Mars last night and I took this photo using my telescope and iPhone. In the central and western US the Moon passed in front of Mars, hiding it from view for a time, but in Florida this is as close as they got. Tiny red Mars is below the mountainous area of the Moon’s south pole, and this image shows why the Moon is a favorite view through telescopes, while Mars is much less interesting.

#mars #moon# occultation

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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