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Mars At Its Brightest Since 2003 As Moon Visits Venus. What You Can See In The Night Sky This Week

Each week I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week: October 12-18, 2020

This week it’s all about Mars, which will look its biggest, brightest and best in post-sunset skies since 2018 and, technically speaking, since 2003.

However, it’s also a week where the Moon wanes towards its New phase, meaning dark skies at night, gorgeous crescents in the early pre-dawn mornings early in the week, and in early evenings from Sunday. 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020: Mars at opposition

Tonight the red planet reaches opposition,

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Planet Mars is at its ‘biggest and brightest’

Mars pictured by Damian Peach on 30 September
In all its glory: Mars pictured by Damian Peach on 30 September

Get out there and look up!

Mars is at its biggest and brightest right now as the Red Planet lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun.

Every 26 months, the pair take up this arrangement, moving close together, before then diverging again on their separate orbits around our star.

Tuesday night sees the actual moment of what astronomers call “opposition”.

All three bodies will be in a straight line at 23:20 GMT (00:20 BST).

“But you don’t have to wait until the middle of the night; even now, at nine or 10 o’clock in the evening, you’ll easily see it over in the southeast,” says astrophotographer, Damian Peach. “You can’t miss it, it’s the brightest star-like object in that part of the sky,” he told BBC News.

Even though this coming week witnesses the

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Bosch Power Tools Illuminates Job Sites with Its Brightest and Toughest Flood Lights Yet

With a new, durable design, the 4,000-lumen and 10,000-lumen cordless, Bluetooth® connected floodlights deliver more visibility when and where pros need it most

Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced the addition of two new floodlights to its lineup, featuring the brightest output Bosch has ever offered. Delivering Bluetooth® connectivity, heavy-duty durability and outstanding runtime, the (10,000 lumen) Bosch GLI18V-10000C 18V Connected LED Floodlight and the (4,000 lumen) Bosch GLI18V-4000C 18V Connected LED Floodlight ensure jobsites are illuminated.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200929005928/en/

(Photo: Bosch Power Tools)

“Not only are these jobsite-tough floodlights the brightest offerings from Bosch Power Tools to date, they are also smart,” said Jocelyn Cronin, Project Management Specialist at Bosch Power Tools. “Gone are the days of a simple on/off switch. Users can control a number of functions remotely from their mobile

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Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colors in nature

Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colous in nature
Credit: University of Cambridge

Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colors in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural color that produces bright blue and green hues.


The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used a numerical experiment to determine the limits of matt structural color—a phenomenon which is responsible for some of the most intense colors in nature—and found that it extends only as far as blue and green in the visible spectrum. The results, published in PNAS, could be useful in the development of non-toxic paints or coatings with intense color that never fades.

Structural color, which is seen in some bird feathers, butterfly wings or insects, is not caused by pigments or dyes, but internal structure alone. The appearance of the color, whether matt or iridescent, will depending on how the structures are arranged at the nanoscale.

Ordered, or crystalline, structures result

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