omplete QPORIT: IS MARS MOVING BACKWARDS?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

 

IS MARS MOVING BACKWARDS?


The motion of Mars as seen from Earth (as each, of course, moves smoothly in its orbit around the sun), can change its apparent direction in the sky. Here is an
animation of the position of Mars in the sky, created by Larry Koehn, a graphic artist and amateur astronomer who has many interesting astronomical illustrations on his website (www.shadowandsubstance.com).

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