Just a few weeks ago, Mars was at the closest point on its solar orbit from the Earth, and the apparent diameter reached the maximum. I didn’t know that fact but somehow noticed Mars, juxtaposed with the Moon, looked unusually big then. I took the photos of them and posted it to my blog.
I was on the way back home last night and again found that the Mars was still around. It had been staying at the same corner of the sky due to the retrograde motion of the planet. Again, the Moon was near by, so that it was easy to spot the Mars (and the Saturn, too). Mars still appeared big enough to be recognized. Naturally, I took a photo, and here it is: