On August 27, Mars was as close to the Earth as it had been in 60,000 years or so. The Red Planet is still a nice sight for wistful eyes even as it drifts into the distance. Try to take some time and go out and look at it through binoculars (or a telescope, if you're lucky enough to have one). If you look southwest at about 8 p.m. on a clear night you should have no trouble finding Mars shining brightly in the sky.
The photo above was captured by the Hubble Telescope on Tuesday, August 26, 2003.