Mars will be the brightest it has been in nearly 20 years on Tuesday 13th October, as it makes its closest approach to Earth.
According to NASA, this will be our best chance to catch a glimpse of the striking red planet as it reaches its point of opposition in the night's sky. It hasn't shone this brightly since 2003 and won't appear like this again until 2035, so it's an event not to miss.
"This lineup happens about every two years. During this opposition, Mars and Earth are closest to each other in their orbits. That means Mars is at its brightest, so go out and take a look," NASA told The Mirror.
"When Mars and Earth are close to each other, Mars appears very bright in our sky. It also makes it easier to see with telescopes or the naked eye. The Red Planet comes close enough for exceptional viewing only once or twice every 15 or 17 years."
How can you see Mars?
NASA said: "Simply go outside and look up and, depending on your local weather and lighting conditions, you should be able to see Mars." Let's hope the weather stays dry so we can get the best view.
As well as Mars, a rare Blue Moon will light up the sky on Halloween. The unusual celestial event, which won't take place again until 2039, occurs every seven to 19 years. Make sure you look up.
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