Mars Will Be Close To Earth On July 31

31 июля Марс и Земля максимально сблизятся

It is noted that Mars was very bright already from the 27th of July, but on 31 July he came as close as possible to the Ground.

By mid-August, Mars will lose its brightness, the planet and the Earth will be removed from each other, moving in their orbits around the Sun. Mars was only 35.8 million miles away from Earth.

The nearest point to Earth in Mars' elliptical orbit came at around 1100 GMT on Tuesday, NASA said.

"Right now, Mars is at its highest in the South around 1:30am and looks like the brightest "star" in the sky with a definite orange/red colour - I saw it this morning before dawn".

"Mars does not retain enough carbon dioxide that could practically be put back into the atmosphere" to terraform the planet, NASA said in a press release on the new study. Just look out for the big red dot in the night sky and pray thunderstorms don't ruin your view. Whereas at midnight one can see it above his head, in the morning it can be spotted in West and South West Direction, Mr Kumar explained.

The world-renowned astronomical facility live streamed the Red Planet for more than four hours as it appeared in the skies over California.

Mars will be at its closest distance to Earth in 15 years tonight (Jul 31), wrapping up a memorable month for stargazers. The distance between the Mars and the Earth was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers).

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Opposition to Mars is at its closest to the Sun every 15 to 17 years, when excellent views of the Red Planet from Earth can occur.

As part of the space agency's $2.5 million Centennial Challenge, teams of designers, engineers, and architects from across the U.S. submitted designs for an astronaut habitat that could be 3D-printed and deployed to far-flung destinations like the Red Planet or the moon.

Planning to try and get some photos of the Mars Close Approach? The dust storm will engulf the surface of Mars and will be visilble mormally through a telescope.

Although people viewing Mars from low latitudes and from the Southern Hemisphere will have the clearest view of the the Red Planet, Mars will be visible worldwide.

Astronomical event was broadcast by NASA from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

An illustration showing Mars and the Moon in "opposition" to Earth.

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