Thursday, October 27, 2005
Mars - swinging by for a visit....
** Not as close a visit as we had in 2003, but Mars is going to be visible on the horizon this weekend. Mars is still retrograde until mid-December, so actions have been slowed and many people are feeling the extra need for sleep, the fatigue, etc. This weekend's visit may signal a good time for taking naps! CNN.com had this article posted for more details:
Skywatchers await Mars close-up
Thursday, October 27, 2005; Posted: 12:26 p.m. EDT (16:26 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Mars is ready for another close-up.
For the second time in nearly 60,000 years, the Red Planet will swing unusually close to Earth this weekend.
Mars' latest rendezvous will not match its record-breaking approach to Earth in 2003, when it hovered from 35 million miles away. But more skygazers this time around can glimpse the fourth rock from the sun because it will glow above the horizon... Read the Full article
tags: nasa, Space, Mars, retrograde