2020 Oct 18 Planet Mars at Post-Opposition

A close-up view of Mars from Brunei Darussalam tonight, October 18, 2020 – after a week from opposition and closest to Earth, the red planet is still best viewable in the night sky.

One of the prominent low albedo (dark) feature is Syrtis Major Planum, clearly visible on this photograph. Albedo is a measure of how much light something reflects.

The Martian albedo are the light (high albedo) and dark (low albedo) features can be seen on the planet Mars (Photo by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)
Another prominent feature is the Martian South Polar Cap, which are made of icy water and layers of frozen carbon dioxide (Photo by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)

Photographed by Hazarry of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) from Mini-Astronomical Observatory in Keriam, Tutong.

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