From CosmosUp: “May 30: Mars to Make The Closest Approach to Earth In 11 Years”


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27, May 2016

Don’t miss!!! On Monday, May 30, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years and it will shine 10 times brighter than it did at the start of 2016.

2016 – Planet MARS

Last week on May 22, Mars reached opposition with the sun, meaning the Earth was between Mars and the Sun, but that phenomena did not mark Mars’ closest approach to Earth. On May 30, Mars Will be 47.2 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) from Earth, that’s more than 500,000 miles closer to our planet than at opposition.

So, it is a great opportunity to stargazer to catch a glimpse of Mars as will appear bigger and brighter than usual to us until June 3.

Mars is easy to view with the naked eye, you don’t need a telescope or binoculars to see it, probably you will be…

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