Watch Opposition Mars Pass Behind the Moon This Week Online

This week offers multiple opportunities to get a good look at the red planet.

On Wednesday (December 7), the full moon will be near a bright March during an event known as the lunar occultation. And on Thursday (December 8), Mars will be in opposition, which means that in Earthof the sky, it will be right in front the sun. These events also coincide with Mars being near perigee (its closest point to Earth), occurred on November 30.

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