If you see a break in the clouds this weekend, look for Mars!

Starting Friday and continuing through the weekend, Mars will appear much bigger and brighter than normal. The Earth is passing between the sun and Mars, at the same time Mars is closer to the Sun. 

Mars will rise over the Alaska sky at about midnight and will stay up through 4 a.m. To see the planet, look out over the southern horizon at about 35 degrees. That's roughly a third of the way between the horizon and straight up. 

This will be the closest Mars has come to Earth since 2003. The red planet will be the second brightest planet in the sky, the brightest is Venus. 

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