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If Mars and Venus could swap places, how much brighter would Venus appear from Mars' current orbit?

MELVIN CLARK, WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Both Mars and Venus are easy to see during the month of November. Mars lies opposite the Sun in our sky November 7, when it shines brightest at magnitude –2.3. You can find the Red Planet climbing in the east as darkness falls these November evenings. Venus is farthest east of the Sun November 3, and appears low in the southwest an hour after sunset all month. It gleams at magnitude –4.3, more than 6 times brighter than Mars, and is easily the brightest point of light in the night sky....

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