By Tom Spears, Ottawa Sun, August 5, 2018
There are two astronomical treats to see in the coming week — one slow and steady, one just a flash in the sky. (Actually quite a lot of flashes.)
Mars is putting on a continuing display that many astronomy websites have overlooked. As well, the annual Perseid meteor shower is coming.
There was a lot of internet chatter about the fact that Mars recently came closer to Earth than it has been for more than a decade. That happened July 27, making that night supposedly the perfect time to see Mars at its biggest and brightest.https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/mars-and-the-perseid-meteor-shower-are-two-good-reasons-to-look-at-the-sky-in-the-coming-week/wcm/30a0a7d1-4ccb-4324-9d02-672aeb2aee3b