Red Mars and Bluest Spica

Taken on the side of the Hume Hwy, this road connects the states of Victoria and New South Wales with few towns in between which makes for very dark skies!

 

Red Mars Blue Spica

A fitting description sourced from a recent APOD issue.

“A bright pair of sky objects will be visible together during the next few months. Mars will shine brightly in its familiar rusty hue as it reaches its brightest of 2014 next week. The reason that Mars appears so bright is that Earth and Mars are close to each other in their long orbits around the Sun. Spica, on the other hand, shines constantly as one of the brightest blue stars in the night sky. Pronounced “spy-kah”, the blue-hued star has been visible throughout human history and the sounds that identify it today date back to ancient times.”

 

 

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