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Mars has been unusually close to Earth lately, and is spectacularly bright and red in the eastern evening sky. :cheerful:

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I haven't been able to see it as it's been overcast and still hazy from the smoke from the fires. I wish I could though!

Maybe it's getting closer for an invasion? :D

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@ Rooster:  I hope it clears up soon... you wouldn't want to miss the Martian invasion.  :D


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No. 

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@ Kninjanin:  If you like looking at the night sky, take a look; Mars is really quite spectacular.  :)

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@ ESS: Mars won't be particularly bright again until sometime in 2020.

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint

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