Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn

Venus, Mars, Jupiter (with moon Io), and Saturn imaged on the evening of June 30 - July 1. All planets are shown at the same scale. Mars continues to appear to grow larger as it gets closer (closest to us on July 27), but it is now covered by a global dust storm which obscures many normally visible features.