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Watch The Red Planet As It Makes Its Closest Approach To Earth In A Decade

Watch The Red Planet As It Makes Its Closest Approach To Earth In A Decade_Image 1

Mars will be making its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade. The term “closest” implies that Earth and Mars will still be around 46.8 million miles apart. So if you are waiting for the red planet to appear the same size as that of the moon, it will just not happen.

 

Image Source: The Guardian

 

The reduced distance will make it comparatively easier to spot the Red Planet with the naked eye. You can also use a telescope to look at the right of the star Antares to find Mars.

 

Image source: Mirror

 

Slooh will be offering a live stream from 9PM Eastern time onwards.

Since most of our neighbors in the solar system are too far away, this sight will indeed be an interesting show.