At just 35.8 million miles from Earth as it makes its way around the sun, Mars will appear bigger and brighter than usual, NASA reports.

Every 26 months or so, Mars swings by Earth at varying distances as both planets make elliptical orbits around the sun. NASA notes that many missions to Mars coincide with these close approaches.

It should be relatively easy to spot Mars, as long as cloud cover is minimal.

via How to See Mars Make Its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years | The Weather Channel

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How to See Mars Make Its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years | The Weather Channel

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