Watch Mars Invade Our Sky: Biggest and Brightest Since 2007

April 8, 2014 2:19 PM

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Watch Mars Invade Our Sky: Biggest and Brightest Since 2007

You may have noticed that fiery-orange-hued, beacon-like star rising in the eastern evening sky—the planet Mars. No better time exists than now to get close and personal with the red planet.

On Tuesday, April 8, the dusty, ruddy world reaches what is known as opposition, when the planet and the sun are on opposite sides of Earth. This means that sky-watchers may follow Mars over the course of the entire night, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.

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