Mars has been in the news a lot recently. Let’s find out why.
Over the next few days, stargazers will see the red planet twinkle in the night sky! Mars will not only appear unusually large but brighter. It will be visible to the naked eye, although binoculars might add to a more detailed sighting.
Why is that? On July 31, Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Additionally, it will shine brightly as it in opposition. Mars and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of Earth. When planets are directly opposite the Sun they shine brighter
So be sure to go outdoors and look to the night sky: Mars will rise at 7.15pm and set at 6.00 am (IST). Good Luck!