- Mars will be in opposition Oct. 13
- A planet is in opposition when it aligns with the Earth and the Sun
- Viewers can watch the event through Virtual Telescope Project’s Mars opposition viewing
Viewers can observe the Mars opposition Oct. 13 where the planet can be seen in the night sky.
Now that we’ve seen Mars hit its closest approach to Earth on Oct. 6, we can now expect to see it beaming in the night sky this Tuesday, when it will align with Earth and the Sun, giving viewers from Earth the closest view they can get for the next 15 years. The next time we’ll see Mars this close will be in 2035, according to an article by Space.com.
Mars and Earth, as well as all the other planets in the solar system, orbit the Sun at different distances and speeds. But every two years or