Mars – Jupiter at Heliocentric Opposition

31oct-view-from-mars   Saturday February 23rd the planets Mars and Jupiter are aligned in an arrangement known as heliocentric opposition. The two planets are on opposite sides of the Sun and are approximately 180o apart in heliocentric longitude as measured around the celestial equator. Mars has a heliocentric longitude of approximately 71.0o, while Jupiter is at 251.0o.
   
   
   

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