You Should Be Able To See Polar Caps On Mars Tonight – Possibly Marvin The Martian
Tonight we’ll see Mars at it’s brightest!
The red planet will be in opposition – meaning the planet will be at a point where Earth lies directly between it and the sun, and it will be at its brightest this week.
There should only be a few clouds tonight, so you should be able to see the Mars pretty clearly!
Astronomers tell me that binoculars are good, but not necessary, but if you do have binoculars or a telescope, you’ll be able to see some amazing surface details and polar ice caps.
Mars will rise just as the sun sets, so make sure you look in the opposite direction of the sunset!
But do we really want to see whats on the red planet? It is 2020 after all, we probably shouldn’t be peeping toms on our space neighbours, Marvin the Martian could get a little upset!