The Full Moon and Mars…

Friday’s close conjunction of the full Moon and Mars was spectacular… “if” you weren’t surrounded by clouds! Did you get a chance to see it – or better yet take a photo? Then why not share…

Thanks to some time zone differences, not only was the Moon “full” on January 29, 2010 – it was also the “blue” Moon for observers in Tasmania and Australia. Even though skies were cloudy there as well, Shevill Mathers of Southern Cross Observatory had an opportunity to photograph the pair just before an upcoming storm.

As luck would have it, the view was pretty much the same worldwide, but perhaps some of you caught the solar system dance in a photo of your own? Then why not share with the rest of us. Feel free to post a link to your image!

And keep on rockin’ the night….

13 Replies to “The Full Moon and Mars…”

  1. Nice! Better skies over here, so this was mine

  2. from hale-bopp:

    (freekin’ awesome, dude! the ring makes it even more spectacular!)

    from Mr. Astronomy:

    very clear and nice for a cell phone!

    from roseland observatory:

    very nice maria…. it’s darn hard to get the right levels when the moon is full!!

    from matt:

    dude! i LOVE the perspective!!

    what a unique collection and look at how things appear in other’s eyes and skies…

    not only do you guys rock the night… you own it!


  3. The sky is crystal clear here in my place (Malaysia) but unfortunately i don’t have a good camera to capture =(
    Thanks for all the sharing pictures =)

  4. No picture but it was a very beautiful sight in Akron Ohio, at least until a layer of high clouds moved in.

  5. cool! check out this one from S1mas….

    and the wild looking contrail in this image from Linda T….

    what incredible fun!!

    (bishupp? if you’ll send me your image in an email or the direct link, i’ll be happy to put it up. no offense, but i don’t play facebook, twitter, or the like and i’d have to sign up to see it. i’d rather spend my spare time here! thanks!!)

  6. The Moon has been superb… looked great through an 8″ reflector too. Mars was bright with the polar cap visible…. but as always it is very difficult to make out surface features even when it’s higher in the sky during the night….due to low angular size at this opposition, light pollution etc.

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