By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Today's Image|5 days ago
Photos from EarthSky friends around the world of Sunday evening’s spectacular moon and planet Venus, and Saturday’s moon and Mercury. Thanks to all who submitted or posted to our Facebook page! Miss then? Try again Monday.
Can Mars appear this bright? Its brightness here is enhanced. Notice the MIlky Way, which doesn’t look so bright to the eye. But Mars will be very bright – easily bright enough to reflect in water – in July 2018.
By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Today's Image|3 weeks ago
July 2018 will be Mars’ month, when it’ll glow brighter than the bright planet Jupiter … brighter and redder than it’s been since 2003. Photos of this weekend’s moon and Mars from the EarthSky community, here.