2024 Mars Events

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Observing Mars

  • Mars is often called the ‘Red Planet’.
  • the planet’s appearance is due to rust in the Martian rocks.
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun.
  • although summers near the equator can be quite warm, the average temperature is 63 degrees Celsius below zero – similar to winters in Antarctica.
  • the nights are also bitterly cold.
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2024 Mars Events

DateTimeEventConstellation
10 Jan 202408:32 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsSagittarius
27 Jan 202416:06 GMTConjunction of Mercury and MarsSagittarius
27 Jan 202416:27 GMTClose approach of Mercury and MarsSagittarius
08 Feb 202406:31 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsSagittarius
15 Feb 202406:59 GMTConjunction of Mars and PlutoCapricornus
22 Feb 202409:46 GMTClose approach of Venus and MarsCapricornus
22 Feb 202415:31 GMTConjunction of Venus and MarsCapricornus
08 Mar 202405:00 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsCapricornus
06 Apr 202404:51 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsAquarius
06 Apr 202406:22 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsAquarius
10 Apr 202421:35 GMTClose approach of Saturn and MarsAquarius
11 Apr 202404:11 GMTConjunction of Saturn and MarsAquarius
29 Apr 202405:01 GMTConjunction of Mars and NeptunePisces
29 Apr 202405:31 GMTClose approach of Mars and NeptunePisces
05 May 202403:16 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsPisces
05 May 202403:16 GMTLunar occultation of MarsPisces
05 May 202403:25 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsPisces
08 May 202412:08 GMTMars at perihelionPisces
02 Jun 202422:42 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsPisces
03 Jun 202400:37 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsPisces
01 Jul 202416:47 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsAries
01 Jul 202419:27 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsAries
15 Jul 202410:22 GMTConjunction of Mars and UranusTaurus
15 Jul 202415:25 GMTClose approach of Mars and UranusTaurus
30 Jul 202409:34 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsTaurus
30 Jul 202411:38 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsTaurus
14 Aug 202415:53 GMTClose approach of Jupiter and MarsTaurus
14 Aug 202417:52 GMTConjunction of Jupiter and MarsTaurus
28 Aug 202400:48 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsTaurus
28 Aug 202401:23 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsTaurus
25 Sep 202412:50 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsGemini
25 Sep 202413:45 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsGemini
23 Oct 202420:56 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsGemini
23 Oct 202422:34 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsGemini
20 Nov 202421:08 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsCancer
20 Nov 202422:27 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsCancer
06 Dec 202423:32 GMTMars enters retrograde motionCancer
18 Dec 202408:48 GMTConjunction of the Moon and MarsCancer
18 Dec 202409:17 GMTClose approach of the Moon and MarsCancer
18 Dec 202409:17 GMTLunar occultation of MarsCancer
According to In-the-Sky.org (Dominic Ford)

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