Use this diagram to find Mars in the dusk hours.
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Mars Beams Its Brightest in 6 Years

The Red Planet will glow intensely this month, brighter than it has appeared to us in a while, actually. That's because Earth is passing closer to Mars than it has in the past 6 years, Sky & Telescope reports. Anyone will be able to spot its yellow-orange, campfirelike glimmer after dusk once they head outside. If you live in the midnorthern latitudes, which include parts of the United States and Europe, look southeast. If you're in the tropics, look east, and if you're in southern temperate latitudes, like southern Australia, look northeast.

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