December 1, invites you to see “Mars” closest to the world.

The National Astronomical Research Institute revealed that on December 1, “Mars” will orbit in the closest position to Earth. It is about 81.5 million kilometers from Earth.

Today (November 25, 2022), the National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) (Dr.Dr.) discloses information through Facebook. NARIT, National Astronomical Research Institute Given that on December 1, 2022, Mars will orbit in the closest position to Earth. About 81.5 million kilometers from Earth, then orbiting in a position opposite the sun on December 8, 2022 (the sun, Earth and Mars are aligned in the same line) during that period. After sunset, Mars appears very bright in the east, orange-red and prominent in the sky through the night until dawn.

If viewed through a 10-inch telescope with a magnification of 100 times or more, details of the surface can be seen. Including ice poles on Mars clearly, so throughout the month of December is a good time to observe Mars very well.

Because the orbit of Mars is quite oval. and is very close to the world Compared to the other outer planets, as a result, on Mars the day is opposite the Sun. It will not be the closest Mars day to Earth. Unlike Saturn and Jupiter, Mars comes closest to Earth every 2 years and 2 months and comes closest to Earth every 15 – 17 years.

NARIT prepares to organize observation activities “Mars Near Earth” invites you to look at the surface and ice poles of the Red Planet at 4 main observation points: Sirindhorn Astronomical Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province and the Observatory in honor of His Majesty the King’s 7th cycle, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, Songkhla time 18:00 – 22:00 Free! no cost And watch the live broadcast of the phenomenon of Mars near Earth via NARIT Facebook Live via www.facebook.com/NARITPage

In addition, it also cooperates with 560 schools in the network to distribute astronomy learning opportunities across the country. set up telescope and organized activities to observe the phenomenon this time as well Those who are interested can check the observation point near your home at https://bit.ly/MemberList-NARIT-DobsonianTelescope2022

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