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This Weeks' Sky at a Glance, October 16 – 24

This Weeks' Sky at a Glance, October 16 – 24

Mars is edging away a bit now from its close approach to Earth, but on the other hand, it rises higher into fine telescopic view earlier in the night.

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October 2020: Mars is the Star!

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