Mars close approach: Get a look at the red planet

Astronomers predict that the Mars will come close to the Earth in 5 years

NASA plans to release on Friday what scientists say will be stunning new images of Mars taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

On July 31, Mars will be 35.8 million miles away.

But some perihelic oppositions bring Earth and Mars closer together than others, the USA space agency said.

Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more- and appear bigger - as Tuesday nears.

This and the 60,000-year gap statement are true, according to the agency, but they represent "a bit of hype" as Mars and Earth have been nearly this close many times in recent history.

Anyone noticing a particularly red star in the sky recently has more than likely been looking at Mars.

In 2003, the red planet came 34.8 million miles close to Earth, which was the closest it's been to us in 59,619 years.

The gravitational pull by other planets also constantly changes the shape of their orbits a little bit, with Jupiter especially influencing the path that Mars takes around the Sun. However, the planet will appear around the same brightness on the night of opposition and the night that it is making its closest approach to Earth. This is why you will often see Mars missions launching every two years.

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The Red Planet has been shining bright throughout the month of July at night.

This means you can see it with the naked eye.

According to information provided, Mars will be 57.6 million km away from the Earth on July 27 in a celestial event called Opposition - when the sun, Earth and any planet, in this case, Mars, align in a straight line.

Viewing the planets will require no protection, and are easily seen in a telescope, binoculars or with the unaided eye, Higgins added. Viewers in the USA will not be able to see the lunar eclipse.

'Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red colour, you really can't miss it in the sky'.

However, there is a global dust storm obscuring the red planet that could continue through August and into September. Areas from the Plains to the West would have the best view of Mars as it passes Earth. The planets aren't expected to be that close again until 2287, according to NASA.

The total lunar eclipse on Friday will be visible in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

The Mars opposition falls just before the longest total lunar eclipse of the century, which will last 1 hour and 43 minutes.

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