Mars Is Going To Be Bright AF Tonight So Look Up

A good opportunity to scope out your new space home.

Mars will be glowing its brightest in two years on Sunday night during a phenomenon called Mars opposition.

Mars will be glowing its brightest in two years on Sunday night during a phenomenon called Mars opposition.

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Mars opposition occurs when the Red Planet – aka our next home – has made a full orbit around the sun and ended up in line between Earth and the sun.

Mars opposition occurs when the Red Planet – aka our next home – has made a full orbit around the sun and ended up in line between Earth and the sun.

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Because of that Mars will be lit up by the sun, NASA says, making it the brightest celestial object tonight – if you’re lucky enough to have a clear sky over your head.

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The Mars opposition happens every two years, about how long it takes for it to orbit the sun. On Sunday it will be about 47.4 million miles from the earth.

The Mars opposition happens every two years, about how long it takes for it to orbit the sun. On Sunday it will be about 47.4 million miles from the earth.

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