2016: Mars Appears At Its Brightest Tonight As Planet Moves Into Opposition.

Be sure to check out Mars tonight!!

Mars will be the brightest it’s been in two years as it undergoes what’s called Mars opposition, an orbital placement that puts the Earth directly between the sun and the Red Planet.
Mars will be brightly illuminated by the sun’s rays, making it the 3rd brightest object in the Earth’s sky, just behind the sun and moon.
Mars rises in the east just as the sun sets in the west. Then, after staying up in the sky the entire night, Mars sets in the west just as the sun rises in the east.

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