From Damian A PEACH
® . . . . . . . . . Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 23:48:58 -0000
Subject: Mars in 2003/04.
Here is a montage i created showing Mars receeding from the Earth after its 2003 August opposition. All the images are to scale, with distances from the Earth quoted. For those not receiving the image it can be found at this link:
It certainly well illustrates just how large Mars appeared during its opposition, considering most oppositions would be between the two centre images on the montage.
Damian PEACH (Loudwater,
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