Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Mars visible in our sky the next several days

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WEST MICHIGAN — It’s called Mars Close Approach (to Earth). On average, the planet Mars is about 158 million miles away. Now, it’s more like 46.7 million miles. The difference is due to elliptical orbits both the Earth and Mars have.

Monday night Mars will be visible to the naked eye just north of the constellation  Scorpius. It will also be visible the next several days, but it’s closer, bigger, and brighter tonight. If you miss this viewing, Mars will appear bigger and brighter in July 2018.

Mars appears highest in the evening sky tonight at midnight. Make sure to look south about 35 degrees off the horizon. You can click here for more information. Enjoy!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • WilliamJPoorman

    ★★★
    ★★★
    ★★★
    just as Theresa implied I am shocked that anyone can profit $9576 in a few weeks on the internet .
    visit this link……!!
    ••••••••••••► Click Here To Read More Detail…
    ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔
    ━━━————————————————————————-━━━

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.