Mars Closest to Earth for 2012 Tonight

Be sure to step outside tonight and take in the bright red glow of Mars closest approach to Earth for 2012.

Even though the planet Mars is at it’s closest to Earth for 2012, there isn’t any danger of invading Martian tripods attacking tonight. They’re waiting for December 2012. 😉

War of the worlds tripod --Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Pictures from tonight:

Screenshot of Mars at the closest approach to Earth in 2012

Or have aliens already landed?