The planet Mars

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From Fairfield , Mars is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 2° from it.

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Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:1.65 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-1.46 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:-11h-45m [2]
Declination:-07°18' [2]
Distance:2.62 AU
21.77 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

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Events
20 Sep 2021  –  Mars at apogee
07 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
30 Oct 2022  –  Mars enters retrograde motion
30 Nov 2022  –  Mars at perigee
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