Be sure to look up tonight, this is something you'll want to see. Mars in the sky tonight will be the closest it's been in two years and the brightest its been in October in more than 30 years.\nAcross the country, you can see the Red Planet glowing in the sky after sunset on October 6 and overnight but clouds could make it difficult to spot.\nEditor's Choice: A Canadian Neighbourhood Was Just Named One Of The Coolest In The World\n\nWhy is Mars going to be so bright?\nThroughout the year, Mars has gradually been getting brighter and brighter in the night sky.\nThat's because our neighbouring planet has been getting closer and closer to Earth and that makes it more luminous to us.\nIt will actually be the brightest it has been in October in more than 30 years!\nAbout every two years and two months, Earth and Mars align in what's called Opposition.\nThat means the planets line up with Mars on the exact opposite side of Earth that the Sun is and it's happening on October 13.\nHowever, that doesn't mean the closest approach happens then.\nOn October 6, Mars will be 62.1 million kilometres away from Earth which is the closest the planet has come to us in two years.\nThe closest the two planets can ever get is 54.6 million kilometres which is about 142 times farther away than the moon.\n\n View this post on Instagram @andrea_anfo preciosa conjunción de la Luna y Marte. . 02-10-20, 23:56 . 📷 Nikon D3100 ISO 100 1/50 seg. Disparo único/single shot. Barlow 2x. 🔭 SkyWatcher 150/750. PS Lightroom. . #Luna #moon #mond #lune #marte #mars #cielo #sky #universe #astronomia #astronomy #astrofotografia #astrophotography #fotografasoutdoor #miramifototipstom #women_nat_photo #Skywatcher #nikon #night #noche #conjuncion #conjunction #moonlitlandscapes #sky_captures #moonlovers #moonpics #saveournightsky #moon_of_the_day #fotografia_nocturna #welcometomoon @fotografasoutdoor @sky_captures @moon_of_the_day @nikonargentinaoficial @sky_watcher_official @duoptic @welcometo_moon @fotografia_nocturna @universe_view_screen A post shared by FOTOGRAFÍA NOCTURNA (@fotografia_nocturna) on Oct 4, 2020 at 4:34pm PDT\n\nWhere in Canada can I see the Red Planet?\nWhile this planet is visible right across Canada, cloud cover plays a major role in whether or not you'll actually be able to see it at its brightest.\nIn southern B.C. and some northeastern parts of the province, the cloud cover will be minimal on October 6 and into the overnight.\nThe same goes for central Alberta. So, if you're in or near Edmonton, your chances of seeing the Red Planet are high.\nIn Saskatchewan, the best place to spot it is around Saskatoon. There will be a break in the clouds in that area and along the Yellowhead Highway from east to west.\nSouthwestern Manitoba will have the clearest skies in the province with some cloud cover around Winnipeg overnight but it'll be minimal.\nParts of southern Ontario could see breaks in the clouds overnight with a pocket of clearing in Ottawa as well.\nMost of Quebec won't have clear skies but there will be some moments around the Montreal area.\nThe night will start off clear in most of Atlantic Canada but the clouds roll in the later it gets so if you want to catch a glimpse, make sure you do it early in the night.\nIf your view is unobstructed, you'll be able to see Mars glowing red with the naked eye.\nHowever, using a telescope or binoculars can help you get a closer look.\n\n View this post on Instagram Amanhã (6) de Outubro, o planeta Marte estará bem próximo de nosso planeta Terra. Marte estará a 'apenas' 62 milhões de km de distância de nós; momento mais brilhante (e visível) no ano será no dia 13 de outubro. Júpiter e Saturno também poderá ser visível. , E para deixar tudo ainda mais emocionante, a aproximação deste terça-feira (6) será especial, pois Marte estará o mais perto possível que já esteve nos últimos 15 anos, depois disso, tamanha aproximação só acontecerá em 2035, quando a distância mínima deve chegar a 56,9 milhões de quilômetros. O encontro mais próximo possível entre os planetas é quando a Terra está mais distante do Sol e Marte está o mais próximo dele. Nesse ponto, os dois estariam separados por um mínimo de 54,6 milhões de quilômetros. Essa configuração é chamada de oposição e acontece a cada dois anos ou mais. A abordagem mais próxima já registrada aconteceu em 2003, com apenas 55,7 milhões de quilômetros nos separando de Marte. Em 2018, algo parecido também ocorreu. Os dois planetas estiveram bem próximos, com apenas 57,6 milhões de quilômetros de distância. Fonte: Science Alert. Marquem os amigos e se preparem para essas ótimas observações e registros de amanhã. #Astronomia #space #Planetas #Terra #Distância #Marte #SistemaSolar #noite #céu #observação #Astronomy #Mars #Universe #planet #Distância #Orbita #Júpiter #saturno #boanoite #Lindo #Telescópio A post shared by Astronomiaum (@astronomiaum) on Oct 5, 2020 at 6:04pm PDT\n\nWhen has this happened before?\nMars was 55.7 million kilometres away from Earth in August 2003 which was the closest the planets had been in about 60,000 years.\nThen in 2018, it was 57.6 million kilometres away.\nSince both planets reach opposition about every two years and two months, that's when they make their nearest approaches to each other.\nWith the timing of that not being exact, it doesn't happen on the same day every year and can actually happen at any time.\nUsually, the planets are the closest when it occurs in late August because that's when Earth is at its farthest from the Sun and its neighbour is at its closest.\nThe last time that Mars was this bright in the October night sky was back in 1988.\nSo, this is something you won't want to miss out on seeing!