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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend Maj William W. 'Bill' Price for posting the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for Friday, September 11, 2020 entitled "The Reappearance of Mars."

Since Mars is named for the God of war in the ancient Greek pantheon of gods, it seems appropriate for Mars to undertake deception operations :-)
Image: The Reappearance of Mars - Image Credit & Copyright- David Duarte and Romualdo Caldas

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"Explanation: Mars reappears just beyond the Moon's dark limb in this stack of sharp video frames captured on September 6. Of course to reappear it had to disappear in the first place. It did that over an hour earlier when the sunlit southern edge of the waning gibbous Moon passed in front of the Red Planet as seen from Maceio, Brazil. The lunar occultation came as the Moon was near apogee, about 400,000 kilometers away. Mars was almost 180 times more distant. It was the fourth lunar occultation of Mars visible from planet Earth in 2020. Visible from some southern latitudes, the fifth lunar occultation of Mars in 2020 will take place on October 3 when the Moon and Mars are both nearly opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky."


Gustav Holst - The Planets - Mars, the Bringer of War
Performance by James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Good "R.E.D. Friday" Morning my friend Maj William W. 'Bill' Price I was up very early this morning - getting ready to head out the dor this week for a big American Legion Riders Event in Buena Vista, CO this weekend with the wife. Thanks for dropping in and posting this awesome APOD Titled: "The Reappearance of Mars" with us today. Have a great day today and weekend Bill.
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