Saturday, October 3, 2020

 Friday night, Oct 2nd, I got my camera out for a very close Lunar/Mars conjunction ~ only about 1.5° separation. I took these shots only 26 minutes before the actual conjunction.

Also, the moon is 98.52% illuminated, so it's just past it's full moon stage and on Saturday the 3rd, at about 2pm EDT, it will be at it's furthest distance from Earth in it's slightly elliptical orbit, at 406,282km or 252,451.9 miles.


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