Sun Sets, Mars Rises In Cosmic Alignment

from Night sky gawkers are preparing for an uncommon occurrence coming this Tuesday evening on April 8. That is when three entities within the solar system will be in a near perfect queue. The Sun, Earth and Mars will all be lined up in a stunning cosmic alignment, and Mars will also be visible in the night sky from sunset to sunrise. According to Astronomy magazine, every two years, Mars reaches a point in its rotation called “opposition,” which means the planet will be aligned directly opposite of the Sun and Earth just happens to get caught in the middle. All planets within the solar system have their own points of opposition. Mars’ opposition happens about every 26 months.

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