The planet Mars

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From Cambridge , Mars is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 4° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:1.79 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-1.46 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:12h23m [1]
Declination:-01°33' [1]
Distance:2.60 AU
21.66 lightmin [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:15 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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