Mars over a waterfall in Turkey

Basri Seckin said he set out to capture the Milky Way, but clouds got in the way. Then he realized he had this image of Mars.

View larger. | Basri Seckin captured Mars – the bright reddish one above and to the left of the Suuctu waterfall in Turkey’s Bursa province – on December 8, 2018. Thank you, Basri. Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 8-16mm F72.8 R LM WR Wide Angle Lens. Mars will be near the moon this week; how to see it.

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EarthSky lunar calendars are cool! They make great gifts. Order now. Going fast!

Deborah Byrd