Mars

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Best time to see: 30 Novem­ber, 06:20 UT Al­ti­tude: 28º Lo­ca­tion: Aquar­ius Di­rec­tion: South Dur­ing the first week of Novem­ber Mars can be seen mov­ing slightly north of the line from Gamma (a) to Delta

(b) Capri­corni. On the evening of 1 Novem­ber it shines at mag. –0.6 and shows an ap­par­ent di­am­e­ter of 11 arc­sec­onds through a tele­scope. On 11 Novem­ber, Mars slips across the bor­der from Capri­cor­nus and into Aquar­ius. It passes very close to the mag. +4.3 star Iota (f) Aquarii on the evening of 13 Novem­ber, ap­pear­ing just 22 ar­cmin­utes from the star as they set around 23:15 UT. The first quar­ter Moon sits nearby on the evening of 15 Novem­ber. By 30 Novem­ber, Mars will have dimmed to mag. +0.0 and ap­pear just 9 arc­sec­onds across when viewed through a tele­scope. On the plus side, the planet now reaches an al­ti­tude of 28° when due south as seen from the cen­tre of the UK.

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