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Mars & Lunar Eclipse

PostMon Jul 02, 2018 3:01 pm

The Red Planet is just about to reach the part of its orbit called
opposition, where it is exactly opposite the sun in Earth's sky.
This year, it will also herald Earth's closest view of Mars in
15 years. Earth and Mars orbit the sun at different distances.
Because Earth is closer to the sun, it orbits faster than Mars.
Once every two years (or thereabouts), the sun, Earth and Mars
create a straight line with respect to each other — the opposition.
[Mars Opposition 2018: What It Is & When to See It]
Our Sister World
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