A Martian in the Sky

Tonight we will have a big and bright view of Mars thanks to its positioning and a mostly clear sky. Today is the “Opposition of Mars”, meaning that it a day when the Earth is directly between Mars and the Sun. As the sun sets in the west, look off to the east and you will find Mars slowly beginning to rise. Around midnight, look straight up! Mars will shine brightly and appear up to 10 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky. It will have a burnt orange color. If you have a telescope, it will be close enough to pick out the frozen north pole of the Martian planet. CaptureOh, and if you take any pictures, post them on our Facebook page or email us! – Greg

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This post was written by qni_it on April 8, 2014

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