I see that we will be having a CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH MARS at the end of this month, which will be the closest encounter between the two planets ( Earth & Mars ) in recorded history. Due to the way Jupiters gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years. In fact, the next time that Mars may come this close will be in 2287! Mars will be viewed coming out of the East at 10PM in early August. Later in the month, it will reach its highest point in the sky around 12:30AM. That's pretty convenient when it comes to seeing something that NO HUMAN HAS SEEN IN RECORDED HISTORY! So, does anyone know if Arch has some sort of a significant turning-point date during the month of August?