Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

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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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