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Sky & Scope This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 27 – August 4

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Alan MacRobert

Friday, July 27 • Full Moon (exact at 4:20 p.m. EDT). Full Moon is opposition Moon, so it shines with brilliant Mars, which is just a day past its opposition. Mars right now is 143 times farther from us than the Moon (and it's twice as large). Its surface is covered with rusty dark brown dust compared to the Moon's very dark gray dust. So why do they look […]

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