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Sky chart showing the path of Mars over several months in 2022 and 2023, as it enters, then exits, retrograde motion. Mars appears to change its direction of motion on the sky because Earth is passing the slower moving Red Planet in its orbit.

Sky chart showing the path of Mars over several months in 2022 and 2023, as it enters, then exits, retrograde motion. Mars appears to change its direction of motion on the sky because Earth is passing the slower moving Red Planet in its orbit. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech / NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sky chart showing the path of Mars over several months in 2022 and 2023, as it enters, then exits, retrograde motion. Mars appears to change its direction of motion on the sky because Earth is passing the slower moving Red Planet in its orbit.

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