Tuesday, July 31: Mars is the closest it’s been to Earth in 15 years

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July 31, 2018 | by: aaronarmstrong

You may want to look up at the sky tonight; Mars is officially the closest it’s been to Earth since 2003!

Isn’t it beautiful?! ….It’ll be a brighter dot than usual.

Mars will be 57,600,000km from Earth this evening — So instead of a small red dot in the sky, it will be a significantly larger red dot.

The next time Mars will be this close is in 2020… And it’ll be 62,070,000km away. Just a few million kilometers’ difference, no biggie.

If you’ve got time, make sure you do yourself a favour & check it out — maybe consider even heading out of the city if you want to eliminate city light & see more of the night sky!

Yup, Mars is that-a-way

 

 

Photo Source: CNN

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