Mars Section        

 
 

Mars Observers Should Continue to Monitor the Northern-most area of the South Polar Hood.

 

 

Dust Clouds in the Southern Hemisphere in Mid-Winter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Sets by Christophe Pellier show fine details in the classical features. Note also how the large cloud deck near the Morning limb retains its form and extent even after Mars rotated 36 degrees.

Superb Drawings of Mars in early Northern Summer by Veteran  Mars Observer Carlos E. Hernandez

 

Many Clouds and North Polar Cap Activity Recorded in Early March as Ice is Transferred from Northern Polar Regions to Southern Polar Regions.

Stunning wide black stripe imaged on Jan. 6th, 2014 that lengthened through March 3rd as a narrower black stripe as the NPC ice continued to shrink uncovering a very dark surface.

Below is a cutaway of a map of the North Polar Cap at Ls = 90 by Chick Capen made from 1969 observations. See the dark figure extending into the NPC at longitude 60 degrees West that is in the same orientation as in the images. The map also shows Mare Boreum and Mare Acidalium to the South of the NPC exactly as shown in the images.

 

Images showing movements of dust clouds on or near the

North Polar Cap and a deep Low-pressure center and its

attendant circular shaped dust storm

 

Images showing dark ring of sand dunes on North Polar Cap

 

First sizable dust clouds recorded by ALPO observers in 2013

 

Four Faces of Mars in September 2013 with a diameter of less

than 4.4″ showing many small features!

Four Faces of Mars in September 2013 with great details at a diameter less than 4.4"

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