On August 28, 2003, the great opposition of Mars took place. a) Show in the picture the location of Mars and Earth in their orbits on this day. b) In what constellation was Mars seen when viewed from Earth during the period of opposition?
The figure should correctly draw the location of the planets and the Sun – the orbit of Mars should be shown elongated and, accordingly, the “great” opposition should be drawn (Mars is at the perihelion of its orbit, and the Earth is at the closest point of its orbit to it). During the opposition, Mars was in the constellation Aquarius.
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