Scientists marvel over Mars’ brightness

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Avid stargazers may have noticed something very red in the eastern sky lately.

If the skies are clear in the evening over the next two weeks, look to the east and southeast for a very bright reddish object – it’s Mars. The planet is the brightest it has been in 10 years.

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Meteorologist TJ Del Santo spoke with George Huftalen of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England Monday about why he’s been watching Mars closely.

See the complete interview in the video below. 

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