The planet Mars

Image of Mars
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From Newark (click to change), Mars is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 16° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 20:28 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 16° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 27 minutes after the Sun at 22:06.

Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Brightness (V):Mag 1.6
Right Ascension:03h57m
Declination:+21°03'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
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°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.38 AU
Aphelion:1.67 AU
Orbital period:1.88 years

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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