The planet Mars

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From Cambridge , Mars will become visible at around 20:23 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 35 minutes after the Sun at 23:08.

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Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:1.59 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:04h53m [1]
Declination:+23°35' [1]
Distance:2.18 AU
18.16 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):31.47
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:1.52 AU
Eccentricity:0.093298
Inclination:1.85°
Longitude ascending node:49.60°
Argument of perihelion:286.34°
Epoch of elements:14 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-324.07°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.38 AU
Aphelion:1.67 AU
Orbital period:1.88 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
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71.11°W
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