Attention Star Gazers!

Attention Star Gazers!
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

Earth will line up with the Moon and Mars tonight!

Beautiful and clear weather in Brownsville!

Looks like Mother Nature is going to allow us to enjoy one amazing cosmic treat!

Tonight as the sun sets, you will have the opportunity to gaze at the sky and see the sun setting in the west and Mars rising in the east!

According to nasa.gov, earth and mars are heading toward each other in their orbits and it so happens that tonight, they will align perfectly!

This event is called Opposition of Mars!

I am incredibly excited to camp out in my back yard and wait for this to take place!

For first-timers, mars will be the brightest star all night as it rises in the east and sets in the west.

For all of you star gazers, you'll really appreciate this fact!

The red planet is also closer to us than it has been since December 2007, so it will appear bigger and brighter than it has in a while!

But for those who, for whatever reason, don't get the chance to see this incredible cosmic opportunity, Slooh.com will be streaming this spectacle starting at 7:00 tonight!

So there is absolutely no reason for you to miss out!

Happy viewing everyone! I am really excited for this!

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