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the biggest Mars you'll ever see on Tuesday night

(35 Posts)
infoman Tue 13-Oct-20 09:30:01

This week will be the best chance to see Mars till 2035,
thats the year and not the time.
The planet will be visible in the eastern Sky.
Eastern Sky?
If you look straight at a domestic sattelite dish,and raise your right arm to an horizontal position.That will be east.

Oopsadaisy4 Tue 13-Oct-20 09:33:37

Thanks for that, our local village leaflet told us about it but I’d forgotten, let’s hope the clouds stay away.
Didn’t know that about the Satellite dishes, they all face the same way then? towards South?

lemongrove Tue 13-Oct-20 09:33:55

Interesting, I will take a look tonight thanks Info
( although I will have to look the other way, as if I followed the satellite dish advice I would be pointing at the Western sky on my own home.)

lemongrove Tue 13-Oct-20 09:35:04

Our sat dish faces North.

Jane10 Tue 13-Oct-20 09:35:29

No satellite dishes round here!

Callistemon Tue 13-Oct-20 09:55:33

Let's hope it's not cloudy.

DH has it in the diary already!

tanith Tue 13-Oct-20 10:07:26

I did look last night but it was very cloudy hope to have better luck tonight.

annodomini Tue 13-Oct-20 10:17:25

I hope the sky will be clear enough. There was a sat dish on my house before I bought it and I have never used it - cable for me - so not sure which way it points.

Teetime Tue 13-Oct-20 10:18:47

We have had a really good view two nights running.

gmarie Tue 13-Oct-20 10:19:38

Darn. Too smoky where I live in California.

Romola Tue 13-Oct-20 10:25:08

Our next-door neighbour is a keen astronomer. Perhaps he'll let us look through his telescope - if we get a clear sky.

Tweedle24 Tue 13-Oct-20 10:31:49

Is that in the U.K.?

Craftycat Tue 13-Oct-20 10:35:31

Thick cloud at the moment but maybe it will clear later & be OK tonight. I hope so as it fascinates me.

LauraNorder Tue 13-Oct-20 10:37:24

My first thought was chocolate

Davida1968 Tue 13-Oct-20 10:44:05

Mine too, Laura!

Aepgirl Tue 13-Oct-20 10:47:24

I don’t think I could eat an even bigger Mars!

Aldom Tue 13-Oct-20 10:50:30

I've already been privileged to see photos of Mars on our local Facebook site. But thank you for the info. I will look for it tonight.

Namsnanny Tue 13-Oct-20 10:54:56

Thank you infoman for reminding us.
Let's hope it's clear

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 13-Oct-20 10:55:36

Don't know where our nearest dish is. Can't even see our nearest house. Will be watching from our mid Cornish home. Star grazing superb here. Hardly any light pollution,

Nortsat Tue 13-Oct-20 11:02:38

Thank you, Infoman, we’ll watch for it.

Carol54 Tue 13-Oct-20 11:03:10

I thought chocolate too

Greyduster Tue 13-Oct-20 11:07:39

The front of our house faces East and Mars has been very prominent - and very red - low in the Eastern sky for some time, but I really hope it’s clear enough to see it this evening. Odds are against it if the forecast is right though.☹️ I didn’t know the thing about the satellite dish.

patnic Tue 13-Oct-20 11:08:22

Mars has been visible for a few weeks now in the night sky ( I'm in Northern England) as has Saturn and Jupiter. Been fascinating me. Really disappointing when it's cloudy!! Also see Venus early morning.

Toadinthehole Tue 13-Oct-20 11:10:15

Yes, we’ve been looking at it for about a week now. Can’t say it looked very red especially, but will keep looking.

mcem Tue 13-Oct-20 11:23:40

High, clear and fairly bright orange at 10pm. Here we'd look towards the river (due south) then up and left.