With the most excitement for a planet in our solar system aside from Earth and aside from school age bathroom humor standby, Uranus, Mars has been on the brain. It's (scary?) proximity to Earth this morning and its mythology in our culture have made it Must-See-Planet of the week. The Hubble Space Telescape has taken some beautiful photographs.
Gothamist did not manage to rouse ourselves out of bed for the 5:51AM viewing. We think we saw it last night; it was a bright object in the sky that neither twinkled nor moved. At least, that's what we're telling ourselves until 2287. We hear that it will be visible for the rest of the month, it was just that this morning was when Mars was the closest. And it might be that viewing it in 2005 will be better for the Northern Hemisphere.