One of the joys (??) of being married to the astro-dweeb is that you get dragged out to look at astronomic events….
Until two months ago we lived in an apartment in an apartment-dense area and so, if we were going to look at anything in the sky we had to go out into the dark, and usually cold, night and walk to the nearest park in an effort to get a little less light pollution.
Now we live in a row house, still dense but not as dense and still polluted with light but not as bright but in an area bereft of parks!!
So, the other night when Mars was in opposition (IF I was listening correctly, this means you could draw a straight line from the Sun, through the Earth and into Mars) we were "forced" to observe, with only a few footsteps taken, from the relative warmth of our top deck. Oh yes, glass of merlot in one hand, camera in the other what better way to observe the stars?
Anyway, here is a photo taken of the Moon & Mars with earth represented by our neighbours' back yards.