As seen from 720-meter-high hilltop at Yeniköy near Kaş, prominent stars of winter sky and relatively fainter winter Milky Way are shining above the rugged coast, islands and Mediterranean Sea. Only 3 weeks after its opposition, Mars is the most prominent object in view, shining less than 10 degrees away from Aldebaran, and slightly brighter than Sirius. Normally at mag. -0.7, Canopus, the second brightest star of the night sky, barely punches through the horizon haze, visible as a faint reddish star. Last, the sky above the dark expanse of Mediterranean Sea has some greenish airglow, which is a rarity in Turkey.



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