Skywatcher Photos: Mars and Moon in March 2012

The Moon and Mars over Kent, CT

Scott Tully

Skywatcher Scott Tully caught the moon and Mars over Kent, CT on the "mild, peaceful" night of Mar. 7, 2012.

Mars Seen from Mississauga, Ontario

Mars Photographed by Andrew Kwon

Skywatcher Andrew Kwon took this photo of Mars during the evening of Mar. 3, 2012, after 2 am local time, in Mississauga, Ontario, during the recent conjunction with the moon.

The Moon and Mars over Minot, ND

David Stockinger

Skywatcher David Stockinger writes to say he photographed the moon and Mars over Minot, ND on March 7. 2012. He adds, "Keep looking up."

The Moon and Mars with Tree in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada

Pierre Mailloux

Skywatcher Pierre Mailloux obtained this photograph of the moon and Mars in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada on March 7, 2012. He says: "It was a very warm night (9 degrees Celsius), the first really warm night since a few weeks."

The Moon over Roulette, PA

Kevin Bisher

Skywatcher Kevin Bisher caught the moon over Roulette, PA on March 7, 2012. He says the location wasn't far from Cherry Springs State Park.

Full Moon over Long Beach, CA

Maxim Senin

Skywatcher Maxim Senin caught the full moon during the moon's conjunction with Mars, March 7, 2012, in Long Beach, CA. Says he: "Mars, it's round and red/orange, but too blurred to see any features in my telescope."

Moon and Mars Through the Trees in Delaware

Robert Pekala

Skywatcher Robert Pekala caught the moon and Mars in the trees in Delaware, March 7, 2012. He says: "I used cloud cover to soften the moonlight."

Mars and Moon Halo over Tenerife #2

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto caught Mars and the moon with a halo over Tenerife (off the northwest coast of Africa), Mar. 7, 2012.

Moon Close-up Seen from San Diego, CA

Sebastian Esposito

Skywatcher Sebastian Esposito of San Diego, CA sends this close-up of the moon during the recent moon-Mars conjunction, Mar. 7, 2012.

Mars Seen from San Diego, CA

Sebastian Esposito

Skywatcher Sebastian Esposito of San Diego, CA sends this close-up of Mars during the recent moon-Mars conjunction, Mar. 7, 2012.

Mars and Moon Halo over Tenerife

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto caught Mars and the moon with a halo over Tenerife (off the northwest coast of Africa), Mar. 7, 2012.

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