Mars Section        


February 12, 2020.

The Mars Pre-Apparition report for the 2020 apparition

Information about the 2020 apparition of Mars can be found here. This link has details about the entire apparition, including:
◙ its apparent size and brightness.
◙ its phase angle and elongation from the Sun.
◙ the changes to expect in its polar caps.
◙ its clouds and possible dust storms.
(The final table in the article, a table of events to observe during this apparition, contains errors as originally written. The corrected table is here.)

Best of luck in observing the Red Planet this apparition. Please share your observations with us on our message list at There you can upload your drawings and images to the photos section, find observing resources, and share in our discussions.

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