August 7, 2003

For the backyard astronomer We will soon be granted the best view of Mars in 60,000 years. According to CNN Mars will makes "Its closest pass will come on August 27 at 5:51 a.m. EDT (0951 GMT), when Mars will be less than 34.65 million miles (55.76 million km) away. "

Apparently it won't seem that much larger to the naked eye only brighter. But it still should be exciting for those backyard explorers. Be sure to get out that night, and take your kids too!


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