# What is the distance between Mars and Earth?

About 55.7 million km or 34.6 million miles is the minimum distance from Earth to Mars. Mars is at the closest point to Earth in the orbit, it’s known as “opposition”. This happens every 26 months during this period, becoming the brightest objects in the sky.
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