A mere seven years later, on this very day, the unmanned Viking 1 landed on Mars. So, look up to get a look at Mars, too! Space.com has this to say about Mars:
Mars owns the summer sky of 2018! Without a question of doubt, this is indeed the "Summer of Mars."Let's celebrate these two space anniversaries with poems from Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian [J 811.54 FLO]:
A NEW moon isn't really new,
It's merely somewhat dark to view.
A CRESCENT moon may seem to smile,
Gladly back after a while.
A HALF moon is half dark, half light.
At sunset look due south to sight.
A FULL moon is a sight to see,
Circular in geometry.
After full, the moon will wane
Night by night, then start again.
Mars is red,
And Mars is rusty,
Mars has ice caps.
Once had streams.
Mars has Martians...
In your dreams!
The Poetry Friday Round-Up this week will be found at My Juicy Little Universe!