Waking Up in San Francisco to the Season of Mars

I woke up in San Francisco yesterday to the season of Mars. Due to the massive fires in California and Oregon, a very rare meteorological phenomenon brought ashes and smoke into the currents of the high atmosphere and blocked out the light of the Sun, leaving an eerie orange/red sky. The birds were silent and the city lights were tricked into thinking it was nighttime, and the sky looked the way the movies portray the skies of Mars.

A few hours after I recorded this, Mars went retrograde and began seeming to go backwards from our perspective against the backdrop of the constellations. This occurs every couple of years when the Earth moves into its closest proximity to the red planet, and when we send out our probes and rovers on rockets, as we have been doing in recent months. As a planet, we are making a Mars flyby, and receiving the Martian frequencies right to our core.

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