Friday, April 15, 2016

Tonight's Sky for April 15: Mars Stationary

Tonight, Mars will appear stationary as seen from Earth. In the past month and a half, Mars has noticeably been moving closer to Saturn. However, come tonight, that will change as Mars will begin its period of retrograde motion, during which it will appear to move forward with the stars and pull away from the ringed planet. While the change in motion will not be immediately noticeable, come a couple of weeks, there will undeniably be distance opening up between the planets.

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