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Mars and Taurus - August 27, 2007

With the nearly full moon illuminating the nearby tree tops, the planet Mars can be seen in the constellation of Taurus on August 27, 2007.  Contrary to a popular email, Mars did not look as large as the full Moon to the naked eye.  Mars does make a statement in that it rivals the brightest star in Taurus, Aldebaran, for top honors on this night.