Today Mars will be closer to Earth
27 august 2014, 13:39 2477 views


If Mars and Earth converge at a distance of less than 60 million km, so such conflict is great. It happens every 15 or 17 years. The last "great" confrontation happened on August 27, 2003, and the next is expected on July 27, 2018. In these days Mars comes to Earth to 58 million km

On August 27, 2014 Mars will not be visible the size of the moon in heaven, because it is impossible under those circumstances that exist in the Solar system. If Mars was at a distance sufficient for such an event, gravity would have a devastating effect on our planet.

The diameter of Mars is about two times the diameter of our satellite. So, to be in heaven about the same apparent size, the red planet should be at a distance of twice the distance from the earth to the moon. It should be noted that Mars has nine times greater mass than the Moon. It would affect the blue planet, its gravity is twice more than the Moon. This would have caused unprecedented disasters on our planet