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SAN FRANCISCO: Today — right now it is 11:45 a.m. February 15 — Mars will be at its aphelion. That is its farthest possible distance from the sun. Look at it tonight.
Mars is clearly visible in the Northern Hemisphere this time of the year — check it out tonight when the big red star rises in eastern skies at around 8:30 p.m. your time. It’s not every day you get to see Mars go aphelion.
Mars won’t have another aphelion until February 19, 2027.