“Opposition” Puts Mars In The Spotlight

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EUGENE, Ore.– Tonight the Earth, Mars, and the Sun will all align in what is called the “Opposition.” This is when all three celestial bodies are aligned in a row, making Mars appear up to ten times brighter than it usually is in the NE sky. You will be able to see Mars and its bright red-orange color all through the month of April. The next strongest “Opposition” will in 2018.



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  1. Geoffrey Stearns says:

    My astro program, Starry Night, puts Mars in the ESE sky at 8pm moving to the SE, not NE as the text states…?

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