The planet Mars

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From Fairfield , Mars is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:23 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 60° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:15, 62° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:13, when it sinks below 10° above your western horizon.

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Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aries
Magnitude:0.14 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-1.46 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:02h07m [2]
Declination:+14°05' [2]
Distance:1.05 AU
8.71 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:1.52 AU
Eccentricity:0.093412
Inclination:1.85°
Longitude ascending node:49.58°
Argument of perihelion:286.46°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:19.41°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.38 AU
Aphelion:1.67 AU
Orbital period:1.88 years
Sources
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

Events
17 Apr 2021  –  Lunar occultation of Mars
12 Jul 2021  –  Mars at aphelion
20 Sep 2021  –  Mars at apogee
08 Oct 2021  –  Mars at solar conjunction
31 Dec 2021  –  Lunar occultation of Mars
21 Jun 2022  –  Mars at perihelion
22 Jun 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Mars
21 Jul 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Mars
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