Mars at Opposition

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Date(s) - Apr 8, 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM




Astronomical Event

The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Mars. A medium-sized telescope will allow you to see some of the dark details on the planet’s orange surface. You may even be able to see one or both of the bright white polar ice caps.