You are probably reading a very exaggerated description of the
opposition from Aug. 2003.
Right now the best planet to see is probably Jupiter, which should be
easy to pick out if you look towards the south at night time.
> I am currently vacationing in Asia and I dont see mars at all. From
> what I read, mars was supposed to be the brightest object in the night
> sky and even visible at daytime all over the world. Does anyone know
> what happened? Is it visible in NYC?
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