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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06/13/2020
02:10 am

Equipment Details:

Hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 camera in manual mode

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - Image size reduction and minimal application of Star Spikes Pro filter to Mars

Image Details:

Last Quarter Moon near Mars
A persistent layer of cloud to the east of Mutare cleared in the early hours of the morning to reveal the Last Quarter Moon close to already bright Mars above Cecil Kop Nature Reserve. Mars will continue to brighten until until October when it outshine Jupiter. For more information please visit https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint