On August 27, Mars will be within approximately 35 million miles from Earth and the brightest object in the sky (next to the moon).
This event has not occurred in the last 5,000 years of recorded history, and it may be another 60,000 years before it happens again.
Watch the night sky as Mars grow progressively brighter throughout the month of August.
On August 27, Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye!
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