How To Watch Tonight's Mars 'Show!' - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

How To Watch Tonight's Mars 'Show!'

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Mars will make a close approach to Earth Saturday (March 3), and interested skywatchers can follow the action live online.

Every 26 months, the orbits of Earth and Mars align such that the two planets form a relatively straight line with the sun. This cosmic event is called an opposition, because the Red Planet sits on the exact opposite side of Earth from the sun. 

Mars will be in opposition to Earth Saturday, and it will be visible even to stargazers under the cloudiest of skies. That's because the online Slooh Space Camera will broadcast a free, real-time feed of the Mars opposition, beginning at 11:00 p.m. EST (0400 GMT on March 4). click here to read more

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