Rare Opportunity to Watch Mars Through Giant Telescope in Sri Lanka
02 August, 2018, 15:45 | Author: Carmen Reese
This fly-by means that Mars, Earth, and the Sun are all lined up with each other. According to NASA, the Red Planet will be at a distance of 57.6 million kilometres. This proximity gives the Red Planet its brightest appearance in the night sky since the 2003 opposition.
The planet will actually be closest to Earth at around 9am on Wednesday morning - a close proximity that we won't witness again for another 30 years.
But, when and where can I see it?
Another interesting fact is that the longest "blood moon" eclipse of this century also coincided with Mar's closest approach on Friday to allow sky gazers an opportunity of a thrilling astronomical double bill.
Hopefully the cloudy weather forecast for Perth will still offer breaks in the sky for a good view.
Mars now looks five times larger than it did in January, when it was about 300 million kilometers away.
In their new study, scientists looked at two different ways that Mars could be terraformed and made habitable for humans, as Inverse reports. NASA estimates it may not be until 2287 that Mars will better its distance of 15 years ago.
For instance, back in early 2017 researchers examined data that was collected from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) program and noted then also that there wasn't enough Carbon dioxide in the red planet's atmosphere. Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory will provide a live online view of Mars early Tuesday.
Mars is particularly close to the Earth now because the two planets' orbits are roughly in the same point in their orbit around the sun.
Whenever a planet is at Opposition, planet in question would be closest in its orbit to earth than any other time.
Mars will next be close to Earth in October 2020.
Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, will be 57.6 million kilometres from Earth on Tuesday, the closest it has been since 2003 when it came within 55.7 million kilometres, which was the nearest in almost 60,000 years. Because of the close proximity, the planet also appears brightest in the sky.
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