Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Red Mars and The Blue Moon Pairing

Well, the Nikon Coolpix L840 point-&-shoot camera is doing a bit better than I initially gave it credit for and Bettina has gotten some decent shots of late. This week we part-time/occasional star gazer's have the treat of seeing Mars and a blue Moon pair up and ya don't need fancy equipment to see it and even basic cameras may be able to capture it. This is a rare occurrence a of a fourth blue moon during a season (normally there are three) and a Mars opposition (when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and Mars). Another definition is two full months within a month but hey, that four times in one season sounds good!

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Taken by Bettina at 8:03PM 20 May 2016.

Taken by Bettina 1:46AM 21 May 2016
Mars is to the lower left of the Moon

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