Today at 10:18 a.M. EDT (1418 GMT), Mars swoops within 38,568,816 miles (62,070,493 kilometers) of Earth, creating a smooth close technique. This could be the nearest the Red Planet will come to Earth for the next15 years, or till September, 2035, consistent with Earth sky. Org. The planet is visible high within the jap sky. It appears as a beautiful reddish light, climate permitting. "October is a superb time for viewing Mars, because the planet is visible all night proper now, and reaches its highest factor inside the sky around midnight," NASA wrote in a sky watching manual.
Related: You don't want to miss Mars shining brilliant this autumn "If both the Earth and Mars circled the sun in ideal circles, and on the identical specific plane, the distance between Earth and Mars might always be least on the day of Mars' competition. But we don't stay in one of these symmetrical universe," in keeping with Earthsky.Org. The last near method among the planets in 2018 changed into even nearer than this one, however in 2003, the pair made a historic method. In 2003, Mars came in the direction of Earth than it had in about 60,000 years, 34.65 million miles (fifty five.Seventy six million km), consistent with Earthsky.Org. The Red Planet might not come closer than this until Aug. 28, 2287 while it will be 34.60 million miles (55.69 million km) from Earth, according to Earthsky.Org.