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Is Mars visible on August 27?

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According to EarthSky, Mars is visible throughout August 2014. The red planet can be seen from early dusk into the late evening. Mars is bright at this time because the Earth passes between the sun and Mars during August.

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During late August, Mars can be seen next to the waxing crescent moon. The sight is remarkable as outer space decorates the mid-summer's night sky. Mars moves along Spica and Virgo, two constellations visible during the summertime. Moreover, in late August, Mars moves toward Saturn and the two planets can be seen together using a telescope. Viewers cannot see Saturn's rings without a high-powered telescope.

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