Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Mars Is About to Be the Closest it's Been to Earth in 15 Years. Here’s How and When to See it

June 18, 2018 1:26 PM
104 0

July is set to be a good month for stargazers, as Mars will get closer to Earth than it has been in 15 years, making it appear larger and brighter than usual.

The event, known as Mars Close Approach, is thanks to Mars’ and Earth’s orbits around the Sun, which on July 31 will line up so that the Red Planet is 35.8 million away, according to NASA. For much of that night it will be visible to the naked eye. It will appear low in the sky, reaching its highest...

Read more

Share in social networks:

Comments - 0