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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 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 entitled "Mars Approach 2020" and honoring our friend PO1 Tony Holland.

It is interesting that this collection of images excludes any image from October 1-6, 2020.

Image: Mars Approach 2020 - Image Credit - Jonathan T. Grayson

APOD Background
"Explanation: Look to the east just after sunset tonight and you'll see a most impressive Mars. Tonight, Mars will appear its biggest and brightest of the year, as Earth passes closer to the red planet than it has in over two years -- and will be again for another two years. In a week, Mars will be almost as bright -- but at opposition, meaning that it will be directly opposite the Sun. Due to the slightly oval shape of the orbits of Mars and Earth, closest approach and opposition occur on slightly different days. The featured image sequence shows how the angular size of Mars has grown during its approach over the past few months. Noticeably orange, Mars is now visible nearly all night long, reflecting more sunlight toward Earth than either Saturn or Jupiter. Even at its closest and largest, though, Mars will still appear about 100 times smaller, in diameter, than a full moon."

What They Sing About On Mars by Sandy Stanton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmaRJUPbgH0
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Great post!
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Good "Tuesday" Mroning to my frined MAJ William Strite! Thanks for sharing the APOD Titled: "Mars Approach 2020" with us today. Have a great Tuesday Bill!
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