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Centaur
2016-May-09, 08:20 PM
Ruddy Mars now rises during the evening, however it will be out all night when in opposition to the Sun during the night of May 21-22 at magnitude -2.1 (similar to the current brightness of Jupiter.) Marsí closest approach to Earth for this synodic cycle will occur on May 30 at 0.5032 AU while subtending an angular diameter of 18.6 arcseconds.

My detailed article describing the current apparition of Mars appears under the links for my related graphics at www.CurtRenz.com/mars.html

Photos and descriptions of Mars would be welcome additions to this thread.