Visitors to the Calvin College Observatory will have the chance to see the planet under high magnification, turning that bright red "star" into a resolved planet - hopefully with the chance to see dark surface features and a polar ice cap.
A photo, obtained by The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows landscapes of Mars during an exciting traverse of Mars in September, 2015.
Mars will appear brighter than it has in the past 15 years Friday.
During the "opposition", the centres of three celestial objects (Sun, Earth and Mars) will be aligned on a straight line, with Earth coming between Sun and Mars.
Mars will be closest to Earth around 1 a.m. July 31, at 35.8 million miles away. This close distance puts Mars at its brightest appearance in the night sky since the 2003 opposition. Images of the red planet and Saturn of 2018 made at nearly maximum zoom from space to our planet, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
Every two years or so, Mars' orbit brings it millions of miles closer to Earth than usual.
"Both Mars and Earth are orbiting the Sun". These changing patterns are most visible in the region surrounding the northern pole.
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Being able to access water sources could also help humans survive on a future crewed mission to Earth's neighboring planet, with NASA aiming to send explorers in the 2030s.
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Orosei said, "It's tempting to think that this is the first candidate place where life could persist" on Mars.
A massive dust storm recently engulfed Mars, obscuring surface details normally visible through telescopes. Not only will the moon be at its fullest phase, it is also at its most distant point from earth. This very almost coincides with its [the earth's] closest approach to Mars as the two objects orbit the Sun.
Mars is reaching its opposition, when it's in alignment on the opposite side of the Earth and the sun. "Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red color, you really can't miss it in the sky".
"There's a big storm going on in Mars at the moment", said Mackay. Skygazers NOT located in North America could see the Red Planet near a Red Moon during a Total Lunar Eclipse.
Saturn's portrait is the first image of the planet taken as part of the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) project.