The planet Mars

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From Ashburn (click to change), Mars is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:32, when it rises 7° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:26, 29° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:29, 29° above your southern horizon.

Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Magnitude:-0.95 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:20h20m [1]
Declination:-21°56' [1]
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
Events
06 May 2018, 02:50 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
03 Jun 2018, 06:56 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
30 Jun 2018, 19:59 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
27 Jul 2018, 01:07 EDT  –  Mars at opposition
20 Sep 2018, 01:21 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
18 Oct 2018, 08:14 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
15 Nov 2018, 23:53 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
14 Dec 2018, 20:53 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
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