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Space and planet news: Mars is the closest to Earth in more than 15 years. Here’s how to see it. – 7NEWS.com.au

The red planet is about to make its closest approach. Here’s when it’ll be most visible.

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If you spied a fiery red star close to the full moon over the weekend, it was actually Mars shining its bright red light in the night sky.
The planet will be visible at night throughout October, rising the highest in the sky around midnight each evening.
But Mars doesnt always make an appearance like this.
The red planet makes its closest approach to Earth on October 7 in Australia.
Mars will be 62,099,460 kilometres away from Earth – yes, thats close for Mars – and it wont be this close aga…

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