OR: 8/27 2:51am from parking lot in Fremont

by Michael Swartz

I took my little scope out last night into our well lit apartment lot around 2:30am and hung out until a little after 3:15am.† I wanted to be there out under that bright orange/red orb as it made itís pass through itís closest proximity to earth in my lifetime.† I would never have a chance to get closer to Mars than at that moment so I wanted to see it.†

It would have been fun to be up on Fremont Peak with the more serious observers but I went where I could. † The location wasnít great, the seeing wasnít great, but I was there.† I was participating in a moment in history.† † I saw it.† I felt it.† It was very cool.