Mars very visible this month

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  1. Stewart J

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    just deeked it out of me window too, got the nice red/orangey tinge to it.
     
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    I spotted it last night and had to look on my Sky Map App to confirm it was Mars, so close to the moon. I've been following Jupiter all winter too, no street lights where we live so the night sky is wonderful to view.
     
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    Mars

    Mars a day helps you work rest and play . :Rofl1:
     
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    I just happened to be playing with my night sky App and found it by accident, I wouldn't have known with out the App, how sad is that, nice clear night though.

    New Forest; no street lights anywhere outside the villages.
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    Use the sky view app to also see the International Space Station.
    Saw it twice last week - one night (about 22.20) it was so clear and with the sun shining 'around' the earth and bouncing on it you could actually make out the large solar panel arms!
    Easy to spot - but only visible for about 3 minutes as it races accross the sky.

    .....and before you ask - yes I'm sure it wasn't a plane! Tracked it on the app:BigGrin:
     
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    I hope they didn't have their grey waste open as they passed over ... you wouldn't want that all over your phone!:Eeek:
     
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    I actually find that street lights help when looking for Mars. Mind you they (the Martians) turn their street lights off at midnight (their time), which unfortunately can make it difficult.
     
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    I get the NASA email telling me when the ISS will be visible. Very clear last night and it was visible for over 4 minutes. Just didn't look at the moon to see Mars! Duh.
    Will look tonight.

    Just looked at App Store. Can anyone recommend one they find best for star watching?
     
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    Sky view - for iphone :thumb:
     
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    Google Sky Map for Android.

    Edit: and Here for ISS alert. Thanks for the mention!


     
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