Mars Up-Close and a Lunar Eclipse on Friday July 27, 2018

This Friday brings a pretty amazing spectacle in the sky. Mars will be passing closer to the Earth than it has in more than 15 years, and for at least half of the world, a total lunar eclipse.

We won’t be able to see the eclipse from here, but we have been seeing Mars moving closer to the moon all week and expect it to seem much closer to Earth on Friday.