Mars is now the brightest in 15 years so you can photograph its reflection on water

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Mars is now the brightest in 15 years so you can photograph its reflection on water

When it comes to reflections of celestial objects on a water surface, we can usually take photos like this of the Sun or the Moon. But over these few days, Mars has been so bright that you can also capture its reflection on the ocean. Boston-based photographer Abdul Dremali did it and combined with the Milky Way, it sure looks awe-inspiring.

In 2003, the red planet was closer to Earth than it had been in about 60,000 years. In 2018, Mars is once again so close to Earth, that it shines brightly in the sky and casts an orange light on the water surface as it rises. EarthSky writes that it’s not as bright as in 2003, but it’s nearly there. And it will be this bright until approximately 7 September.

If you miss the opportunity to photograph Mars while it’s so bright and red up in the sky, you won’t have the next chance until 2035. So, try and make the best out of this phenomenon while it lasts, you will have a few weeks to get some splendid shots like Abdul did. And if you’d like to see more of his work, check out his Instagram profile.

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