Posted by BC on August 30th, 2008
I do apologize. I made a mistake in my information about the current apparent position of Mars. As much as I strive for accuracy, sometimes errors still occur.
Mars can be seen in the current evening sky. It still will not appear as big as a Full Moon, but is is visible as a small, red dot in the early evening sky, about half an hour after sunset. Mars is currently higher in the sky than Venus.
You can find a larger version of the map and other information at this Sky and Telescope site.