The planet Mars

Image of Mars
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From Ashburn (click to change), Mars is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:37 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:17, 32° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:28, when it sinks to 8° above your south-western horizon.

Name Mars
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Magnitude:-0.80 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:21h17m [1]
Declination:-18°38' [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
18 Oct 2018, 08:14 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Mars
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
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