In which V. has stepped outside for a few minutes to look at Mars.
It's frickin' huge! Like, unusually huge. Not quite "OMG an asteroid is hurtling towards us and we're all gonna die" huge. But definitely several times larger than your average star (or planet, as the case may be). And from where I was looking, it was quite a festive shade of orange - quite lovely for the holiday.
So now you all have a homework assignment: look at Mars. Seriously, it's badass.