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Mars has been undergoing a planet-wide dust storm for a couple of months now. enter image description here

By my eye, while Mars currently looks a bright and handsome orange, there's been no change that I've been able to notice from this dust storm. Is it possible for an experienced naked-eye (or small telescope) astronomer to have noticed the change in appearance brought on by this dust storm?

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    $\begingroup$ I've been observing Mars a couple of times this summer with my 6" telescope and I've seen a visual difference, now I can see a few surface features and the ice cap, but in June/July they were pretty much hidden beneath the storm, and the planet appeared uniform in color. With the naked eye only though, I haven't noticed any difference. $\endgroup$ – FSimardGIS Sep 10 '18 at 19:09
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Is it possible for an experienced naked-eye (or small telescope) astronomer to have noticed the change in appearance brought on by this dust storm?

Yes, it is definitely possible. Without dust storms it looks redder.

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