This week Mars is at opposition. 

Oppostion meant the planet rises as the Sun sets. It also means that it is at or near it closest point to Earth. However, the planet is about the size of our Moon and located almost 50 million kilometers away. So, you'll need a telescope to get a good view of it.

The good news is even with a small telescope, you will be able to see the polar ice caps of Mars. You'll also be able to see some dark marking on its surface.

If you miss this chance, the next good view of Mars will come in 2018.

This photo was taken on 24th March 2016 @ 12.45am (UT +8) with a C11 telescope and qhy5l-ii camera. From Balik Pulau, Penang. 

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