A couple of not very notable weeks for distance, and where I am on Mars still doesn’t have much in the way of HiRISE photos, place names, or other things worth talking about.
But today’s day 365 — which would mean one full year of MarsWalking, except 2016 was a leap year, so tomorrow’s the last day of the first year and Sunday’s the first anniversary of the start.
And if there’s not much to see around me on Mars, I can (virtually) (at the right hour) look up. Like HiRISE did, and it saw this:
Actually that’s a composite of two photographs, taken with different exposures, because the world on the right is a lot brighter than the world on the left (higher albedo), but it does preserve the correct distance, relative size, and orientations. The two worlds there are the Moon and Earth, of course. Click on the photo to see it at a larger size, or go to the NASA web site for details.
MarsWalk kmz file (for Google Earth — View >> Explore >> Mars)