Next week, the planet will be in opposition and therefore – also with the naked eye – exceptionally well visible!
Mars is in opposition every 26 months. That means that Mars and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. Because of this, the planet rises when the sun sets and sets when the sun rises. The result is that Mars is in the sky all night and – because sunlight falls on the planet from behind us – looks very bright.
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