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Fire Dragon
Florida, on Aug 4, 2003

I took some more photos at around 7:00 this evening that show the planet and dust cloud very well. I was using the telescopic lens and filter on these. The planet is getting much closer now, we had the dust return to this area again last night and the moon off to the southwest had a large red halo around it.
Compare these photos to those taken by Steve 36 hours earlier, on August 3. Note that in just a day, the personas have come closer together and increased in size, and like the photos from Italy, showing moons and moon swirls as well as personas in just the passage of a day or so. This is an indication of a rapid approach toward Earth!