As Earth and Mars revolve around the Sun, there are instances when these two planets are close to each other, and this happens approximately every 2 years. This is the time when Mars is best photographed and this is also the window when spacecrafts are sent to Mars! This image of Mars was taken during one of its closest approaches to Earth, revealing the dark and light patches on its surface, along with white clouds in its atmosphere. I used an SPC900NC web camera to capture this image.
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Night Sky in Focus © Anthony Urbano | Bacoor, Philippines