Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

Planet Mars will be opposite and closest to the Sun in the sky on October 13.

On that date, Mars will be at opposition – opposite the Sun in the sky. Earth will be situated directly between Mars and the Sun. As a result, Mars will rise as the Sun sets and sets as the Sun rises, according to Sky & Telescope.

Mars would not be this near us again until 2035.


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