The planet Mars

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From Ashburn , Mars is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:17 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 17:51, 45° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:38, when it sinks to 10° above your western horizon.

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Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:0.18 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:23h15m [1]
Declination:-05°33' [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
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
12 Jan 2019, 18:52 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
09 Apr 2019, 04:51 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
07 May 2019, 20:21 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
05 Jun 2019, 11:06 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
18 Jun 2019, 14:05 EDT  –  Close approach of Mercury and Mars
22 Dec 2019, 22:53 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
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