Best Views of Mars Now for 2012

Written by The Night Sky Guy on March 5, 2012 – 11:19 am -

The Red Planet is making its closest approach to Earth this week so this means it is the best time for skywatchers to get out their telescopes and view surface features on the planet’s disk.

Mars is rising in the east after sunset and riding high in the south by midnight making it an opportune time to watch details like sand storms and polar caps.

For more details on how to check out Mars for yourself read my National Geographic News viewer’s guide.

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