The Great Saga Continues . . .
A vulnerable and faint red planet emerged from the Sun’s glare on the morning of September 11th, ushering in a new phase in the ongoing dance of Mars and Venus. The brightest planet in the night sky, Venus, welcomed the red planet, the symbol of the masculine to the pre-dawn sky.
In most places, Mars was not seen very well but was technically visible under more ideal weather conditions. By late September, Mars moves over 20 degrees beyond the glare of the Sun and Venus races to meet Mars on the morning of October 5th. This conjunction will be one of the closer conjunctions in years and is worth waking up early to witness.
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