Mars at Opposition 2022

The best time to see a planet is when it is opposite the Sun. In astronomy, it means that a planet and the Sun are on directly opposite sides from the Earth. For observers, opposition brings the time when a planet appears larger and brighter than usual. At the end of 2022, the Red Planet Mars will reach its opposition. Here we explain everything you need to know about this event and provide a calendar of Martian oppositions from 2022 to 2035.