It’s so exciting to know that you can have a good view of the red planet from the next month as it will come close to the earth, it will reach opposition with the Sun in late July. This year, Mars opposition will come on July 27, according to NASA.
“Since Mars and the Sun appear on opposite sides of the sky, we say that Mars is in ‘opposition’,” NASA explained. Every 15 or 17 years it occurs, “An opposition can occur anywhere along Mars’ orbit. When it happens while the Red Planet is closest to the Sun (called ‘perihelic opposition’), Mars is particularly close to Earth,” NASA said.
On July 27 we’ll see Mars will be closer to the earth, the US space agency said. The 2003 opposition was the closest approach in almost 60,000 years, it added.