It may seem a little hyperbolic to say it is the best time to see Mars until 2035 - but it's true! In two years - well, more precisely, about 26 months - we will get another good look at Mars when we are closest to it again. But Earth and Mars will be a bit farther away from each other then. So now really is the best time to view the Red Planet in the night sky. We won't be this close again for another 15 years!
So how to best view it? Where will it be and when is will it be largest? All those questions and more answered here: