The 27th of July is the date when Mars will be at its closest of Earth since 2003. The next time this will happen is going to be in 2287 – so this really is once in a lifetime thing.
In July, Earth and Mars have been getting progressively closer to each other and will be at their nearest point since 2003 starting this Friday, July 27. In spite of the fact that 15 years won’t seem like an especially prolonged stretch of time to a few, H.R. MacMillan Space Center cosmologist called Kat Kelly guarantees it will be a unique opportunity for some in light of whenever the two planets will be this near each other. We’re talking an additional 260 years before it’s this close once more.
How long will it last?
The close approach, portrayed as the “divine” event of the year, will start on Friday and last until Tuesday, the 31st of July. Amid this time, Earth goes in the middle of Mars and the sun, putting the two planets close to their nearest points of each other and making Mars particularly splendid in the night sky.
In this situation, it will show up around five times brighter than normal, as Kelly included.
In the event that you need a closer view, each Saturday night the Space Center opens up its observatory from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. You can go if you donate.
Mars has been interesting enough for individuals since it was first found. In 1877, Italian space expert Giovanni Schiaparelli guaranteed to have seen trenches on Mars, proposing there could be conceivable human advancement or Martians on the planet. As of late, SpaceX author and CEO Elon Musk have been attempting to make a civilization on the planet a reality. As of now, the company expects to send people to Mars by 2024.
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