The planet Mars

Image of Mars
© NASA/Hubble Space Telescope
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

Show information for


From Fairfield , Mars is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:14 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 10° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:14, when it sinks below 8° above your western horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Magnitude:-2.30 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-1.46 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:01h06m [2]
Declination:+04°46' [2]
Distance:0.45 AU
3.73 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
03 Oct 2020  –  Lunar occultation of Mars
06 Oct 2020  –  Mars at perigee
13 Oct 2020  –  Mars at opposition
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
Printable finder charts

Share

Follow

Fairfield

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

Color scheme