Mars Season 2009-2010

Mars will reach opposition 2010 on december 29th, the closest approach to earth will be 99.4 millon km. Therefore the apparent diameter of mars will be relatively small compared to the century opposition 2003: Only 14.1". The 2009/2010 opposition will favour the northern hemisphere of earth where Mars can be observed high in the winter constellations. At my oberving location it will reach culmination heights greater 60 being a nice compensation for the very small apparent diameter of mars.
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Mars 2010.04.10.
Mars 2010.04.06.
Mars 2010.03.04.
Mars 2010.02.10.
Mars 2010.01.26.