“Chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one” he said. If you know those lyrics, then you know your sci-fi rock operas. But, did you know that Mars will soon be the closest it’s been to Earth for around 70,000 years?
Apart from the moon, Mars is currently the brightest object in the sky, and is easily recognised due to its funky red glow. It rises each night just after 8:30pm… but any time after about 10pm is good, where it will be around about a handspan high in the Eastern sky.
If you’ve got access to a telescope, you should actually be able to see the polar caps.
Anyway, I just thought I’d provide you with another skyward distraction from our crazy Earth-bound lives. If you miss out on seeing Mars this time round, don’t sweat, because it will actually be closer to Earth again in 2287AD. Ulla!!!