Last night, Mars put on a spectacular show in the sky, coming as close as it will until 2018. There’s still plenty of time to see a crisp, bright Mars in the night sky (it’ll be the second or third brightest object, depending on the night) but if you missed out on Slooh’s spectacular coverage with our own Bob Berman, they’ve been gracious enough to upload it to YouTube.
You can watch it at the video below. The hour long presentation brings views from the Canary Islands in Spain, one of Slooh’s outpost observatories. The conversation between Berman and Slooh astronomer Paul Cox is fascinating, and Mars appears as a bright dusty-red disc in it. Mars isn’t the only planetary opposition this year, either. Later this summer, Saturn will be in opposition, and Slooh will be there for that too.