Mars will be bigger and brighter over the next several days-Here’s why

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FILE - This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars. This composite photo was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the red planet will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. (NASA via AP)

Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at the Adler Planetarium, joins Bill and Wendy to talk about tonight’s lunar eclipse. Although the lunar eclipse won’t be visible in North America, you can still see Mars. Mars will be closer, larger, and brighter than it has been in 15 years! Michelle tells us how to spot the planet and why it’ll be so visible from July 27-31. Plus, Michelle talks about the discovery of liquid water on Mars.

The Adler is hosting a free Mars observing event on Monday, July 30th from 9:00pm-11:00pm.

For more information, visit www.adlerplanetarium.org

You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

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