Nancy according to Snopes there won't be a close encounter with Mars tomorrow night. In fact there is supposed to a lunar eclipse.
I was planning to stay up to see this. But according to what I read on snopes the next time Mars will appear closer to earth is in December. Then it will not appear as large as the moon.
I copied this off the Nasa sight...Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter in December 2007. NASA is taking advantage by launching a new mission to Mars--the Phoenix Lander. Phoenix will touch down on an arctic plain where it can dig into the ground and investigate layers of soil and ice, searching for, among other things, a habitable zone for primitive microbes. The launch window opens on August 3rd, so by the time the Perseids arrive Phoenix may be hurtling toward the Red Planet. Landing: late Spring 2008
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