This month, Mars looks bigger and brighter than it has in more than six years, NBC News reported. This will be the closest Mars has been to Earth since December 2007. By the middle of the month, the Red Planet will be as bright as the star Sirius.
Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years
Mars as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Updated at 6:33 PM PST on Saturday, Apr 5, 2014