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Pictures of Mars
Evening of Monday April 9, 2018 | Laguna Niguel
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Mars Opposition - 27 July 2018
Mars spans 24.3" opposing 2 months before perihelion, making this the third closest encounter from 2000 - 2050 AD. Mars transited at 30 degrees and was tilted -10 degrees and the Northern Hemisphere was in mid-autumn. This opposition was marked by a global dust storm.

Apr 9, 2018
107.5 days before opposition
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