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Fraser
2005-Jun-20, 05:46 PM
SUMMARY: Although the Moon will be full, there will be plenty of excitement as we start the week with Mars and end with a wonderful conjunction of Saturn, Venus and Mercury. But that's not all, for there are two comets and two galaxies to study as well a meteor shower. This will be a great week for all observers, so open your eyes to the skies because...

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chale@cols.disa.mil
2005-Jun-21, 07:13 AM
Is this True Fraser? I knew you would know.

An encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within
34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest
object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will
appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification Mars
will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.