Glenn Hughson in Thompson Township, Michigan, caught Mars – still at its brightest in Earth’s sky since 2003 – near the moon on July 28, 2018. He wrote:
We were launching bottle rockets on the shore of Lake Michigan as the moon and Mars both rose over the horizon. There was no mistaking that reddish glow of Mars!
Canon 70D, 6s exposure
Mars will be near the moon again – all night – on August 22 and 23, 2018:
Bottom line: Mars, the moon, a bottle rocket from the shores of Lake Michigan.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.