John Goss of Fincastle, who writes the monthly astronomy column for The Roanoke Times and maintains the Curious Skywatcher blog, shares this photo and tells us:
Here is my photo of Mars and Curiosity taken last night at 9:15. Of the triangle of similarly bright objects, Mars is on the right, Saturn is at the top left, and the star Spica is at the bottom left. Mars, with Curiosity dusting itself off on the Martian surface, lies 155 million miles from Virginia. As the nights progress, Mars crawls between Saturn and Spica making a straight line with them on August 13 and 14. Let’s hope for clear skies on those nights!