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October 6 2020 Astronomy Newsletter

Hi everybody
Here is the latest article from the Astronomy site at
Saturn - Facts for Kids
Saturday is Saturn's day. Saturn, a god of ancient mythology, is the planet with the beautiful rings. For 13 years, the Cassini space mission studied Saturn, its rings and moons. Here are some facts about this fascinating plane
*Look up for Mars*
The red planet is currently a shining red gem in the sky – if you have a clear sky. Its close approach is tonight, October 6th and on the 13th, it will be the Mars opposition when it's lined up with the Earth and the Sun.

If you want to find out when Mars will rise at your location, have a look at Enter your location and click on the sky chart. You can then change the time. I saw it the other night in the southeastern sky at 11:30, but it would have been visible before then in places where the eastern horizon isn't hidden by hills. You'll have no trouble recognizing it!
Please visit for more great content about Astronomy. I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I welcome your feedback.
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I wish you clear skies and hope that you are keeping safe.

Mona Evans, Astronomy Editor

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