Mars will be visible from Earth during the night of this Thursday, on the same day as the arrival of Perseverance

In the world of science there are also coincidences, but we do not know if this is one of them. This Thursday, February 18, the same day as Perseverance of the POT will try to land on Mars, an astronomical event occurs in our sky. From Earth, with a clear sky, you will be able to appreciate the red planet.

Daily Mail details that the red planet will be perfectly visible without the aid of instruments. You must locate a red or orange point near the Moon. Although it can be seen with the naked eye, if you have a telescope, you will obviously have a better view.

« If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, just find the Moon to the south around sunset. Mars will look like a bright red star just above our Moon. While in the Southern Hemisphere the pair will be to the north with Mars roughly at the same altitude as the satellite, « an expert told the aforementioned portal.

Perseverance to Mars

After about seven months, Perseverance will arrive on Mars. It will make a dangerous maneuver to make contact with the surface.

NASA makes a live broadcast where it offers details of what is happening at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Among the instruments inside the space probe, a rover that will travel the terrain of the red planet stands out. While, there is also a small drone that will become the first flying object destined to explore another planet.