Also, since Mars orbits in a much more elliptical pattern, its distance to the Earth and the sun can vary quite a bit during its orbit. At its closest point beginning Friday night, the Red Planet will be 35.8 million miles away but will remain at peak brightness through August 3.
Cohen lawyer Guy Petrillo did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair.
In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in almost 60,000 years at 34.6 million miles (55.7 million km) apart. For about two months between July 7 and September 7, Mars will glow even brighter, outshining Jupiter and earning the title of the fourth-brightest object in Earth's sky after Venus, the moon , and the sun.
The July 27, 2018 , lunar eclipse will put the moon fully in Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds. Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet.
Although the moon is uninhabitable today, we can not definitively rule out that it has never harbored life in the past, according to a couple of American and British astrobiologists who recently published an article on the subject matter in the journal Astrobiology .
The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. Officials said the attack had occurred when tourists on the MS Bremen landed on the most northern island in the Svalbard archipelago, an island between Norway and and the North Pole.