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See Mars at its best in the night sky on Wednesday (Nov. 30)

On Wednesday (Nov. 30), Mars will make its closest approach to Earth, appearing larger and brighter than usual in the sky and offering skywatchers an excellent opportunity to observe the Red Planet.

While Mars approaching, known as a perigee, the planet will become visible around 5:43 p.m. EST (2243 GMT) in New York City when it reaches an elevation of 7 degrees above the horizon in the northeast, according to In the air (opens in new tab). (If you hold your fist at arm’s length, the width of your fist corresponds to about ten degrees in the air.)

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