The planet Mars

From Newark (click to change), Mars will become visible at around 19:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 1 minute after the Sun at 22:12.

Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aries
Brightness (V):Mag 1.4
Right Ascension:02h38m
Declination:+15°47'
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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