Oct 6, 2002

Someone told me Mars was now going to be visible next to the new Moon. I tried to see it this morning, as the Moon rose above the mountain, but it was overcast. :-(

However, in trying to find some information about this, I came across Astronomy at Talcott Science Center. Here, under monthly events, I read for October:

"On Oct. 6 the Moon reaches its second closest perigee distance of the year (356,918 km). With a New Moon occuring at nearly the same time, extra large tides will occur." Just so you know.