Mars Closest In 60,000 years

MarsIn case you hadn’t heard, the planet Mars is approaching its closest distance to Earth in almost 60,000 years, just under 35 million miles. In honor of this once-in-a-lifetime event, The Astronomy Pic Of The Day is a very cool composite image showing the rotation of Mars. To aid in locating and viewing Mars, presents its Mars Watch: Complete Viewer’s Guide. The page is also chock full of information on Mars, including historical, astronomical, and photographic insights, among many other things. If weather permits, tonight and tomorrow night are supposed to be the best times for viewing…

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