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Old 01-07-2017, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Earth from Mars will be brighter than Mars from Earth, for three reasons: First, Earth is closer to the Sun, and so gets more sunlight to reflect. Second, Earth has a much higher albedo, mostly due to clouds. Third, Earth is bigger. The net effect wouldn't be quite as bright as Venus is from Earth, but it'd still be plenty impressive. Especially since Earth would always be accompanied by another decently-bright point of light, Luna.
[wipes tear off cheek] ... sounds purdy ...