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Mars and the moon. The moon satellite

Mars and the moon. The moon satellite

This might look like a bright star appearing behind the Moon, but no, it's about the planet Mars. The red planet passed near the waning moon and could be seen from some locations in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Florida.

The expedition of the Clay Center Observatory to Bonita Springs, Florida, resulted in this evocative image of Mars peeking over the dark edge of the moon, after digitally processing and grouping several series of telescopic images of the event.

With the moon and its craters in the foreground the bright planet Mars appears close in an alarming way, its features being visible on a global scale and the southern polar cap.

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