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Sun, Earth and Mars will Align Tonight

Skywatchers, especially those with an interest in Mars, will have something to look forward to this evening as Mars, the Sun and Earth all come into alignment. The “opposition of Mars,” as the event is called, happens only once every 26 months, according to the U.S. space agency, NASA. NASA says it’s easy to imagine opposition if you think about Earth and Mars as runners on a track. “Earth is on the inside, Mars is on the outside,” said the agency. “Every 26 months, speedy Earth...

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