Mars Closest Approach – August 27 marks the closest that Mars and Earth
have been since nearly 60,000 years ago, when the Neanderthals lived!
Mars won’t be this close again until 2287. Imagine what life on
Earth…and maybe Mars…might be like then:

Mars Opposition – The distance to Mars varies from about 56
million kilometers (about 35 million miles) to 400 million
kilometers (about 249 million miles). Why the difference? And
why so close now? Found out here:

Mars Retrograde – When Mars is close, it appears to move
backwards from night to night! Find out why:

Find Mars! Watch Mars in retrograde! Find out where and when
you can watch Mars make a loop in the sky:

Where is Mars in the Night Sky –

When is Mars in the Night Sky –