Mars and Neptune at Heliocentric Conjunction

view-from-mars   Saturday December 13th the planets Mars and Neptune are at heliocentric conjunction with both planets having approximately the same heliocentric longitude of 336.8o. From a perspective above the solar system the two planets are in a straight line alignment from each other.

   
   
   
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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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