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#101 2019-03-25 09:19:30

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

For SpaceNut .... Here is my "Mars" New Years Resolution ...

With your indulgence, I would like to follow Mars around the entire orbit, returning to 360 degrees 667 Sols from now.

Along the way, I am hoping to see continuous updates to the collective NewMars vision for how people from Earth will reach, explore and eventually settle Mars.   In addition, those visions will (hopefully) be supplemented and supported by discoveries on Mars itself, in space around Earth, and on Earth itself, as researchers and entrepreneurs push the envelope of what is known about the Universe, and what is possible for humans to accomplish.

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 000.6        Sol Number: 2

Previous SL: 000.1        Previous Sol: 1

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 2 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 2 is Monday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.
For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

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#102 2019-03-25 16:58:00

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We definitely would want to make sure that we talk about what makes each day special and not just an number counting exercise. The days will blur together as they cycle without the distractions of a holiday meaning for as many as possible.

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#103 2019-03-26 06:41:10

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

for SpaceNut ...

This is an interesting idea!  The entire membership of the forum can assist, if so inclined.

I'll post the day update, and others can contribute posts to this topic showing events on Mars (or on Earth relating to Mars) that occurred on that day.

An example would be launches of vehicles headed towards Mars, arrivals or perhaps other events which might be regarded as significant.

In addition, it would seem appropriate to post dates of future events, just as we (on Earth today) write notes on our physical wall calendars to remind us of appointments.

An example of a date worth noting (for example) might be the date when the Insight Lander hit a rock during deployment of the heat sensing probe.

(th)

SpaceNut wrote:

We definitely would want to make sure that we talk about what makes each day special and not just an number counting exercise. The days will blur together as they cycle without the distractions of a holiday meaning for as many as possible.

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#104 2019-03-26 08:45:22

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 001.1        Sol Number: 3

Previous SL: 000.6        Previous Sol: 2

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 3 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 3 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

Edit: SpaceNut reported an eclipse of the Sun on this Earth date

See SpaceNut post in this topic dated 2019/04/06 20:05:50

Last edited by tahanson43206 (2019-04-07 12:27:39)

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#105 2019-03-26 17:18:48

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Other significant steps would be the first that men make on mars.
The first greenhouse crops.

There will be lots of these and some should be Mars holidays...

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#106 2019-03-27 12:11:27

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 001.6        Sol Number: 4

Previous SL: 001.1        Previous Sol: 3

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 4 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 4 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

If someone is so inclined, it would be interesting to see a current activities post as well. This might include:
1) Probes active on Mars
2) Satellites active at Mars
3) Packages enroute to Mars
4) Something I haven't thought of?

(th)

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#107 2019-03-27 16:37:16

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Here is another web page by Nasa containing the latest news releases

We know that in the past earth, moon mars were all bombarded by comes and asteriods as well as meteors which have had a lasting effect on lifes developement and just as easily its demise.

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#108 2019-03-28 08:47:37

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Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 002.1        Sol Number: 5

Previous SL: 001.6        Previous Sol: 4

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 5 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 5 is Thursday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#109 2019-03-29 21:37:18

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 002.6        Sol Number: 6

Previous SL: 002.1        Previous Sol: 5

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 6 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 6 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#110 2019-03-30 08:48:43

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

2019/03/30 For SpaceNut ...

I was curious to see if the search engines are collecting data about the NewMars forum, and more importantly, raising the display level above the 1000th place where it might go if the web site is discounted.

To my surprise, a search delivered the TodayOnMars post (#19 in Holidays) at the TOP of the list of 9 results.

Here is an (edited) paste of the results. 

About 9 results (0.43 seconds)
Search Results
Web results
Holidays (Page 4) / Civilization and Culture / New Mars Forums
newmars.com › Index › Civilization and Culture › Holidays
Jan 17, 2019 - 21 posts - 4 authors
2019/02/27 Today on Mars Post. Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim

The results were edited to remove search terms.

Congratulations would appear to be in order, for the high ranking of NewMars forum in the Google results.

Impressive!

(th)

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#111 2019-03-30 08:52:08

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 03.1        Sol Number: 7

Previous SL: 002.6        Previous Sol: 6

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 7 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 7 is Saturday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#112 2019-03-30 11:19:58

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Well I typed into bing only newmars and holiday with the results on page 1 showing the topic twice.
This has to do with the meta data feilds in the html code.
Back almost a decade ago when I was creating and hacking the pages to help websites get noticed that was part of the game to put the keywords into that field area so as to have the search engines find the websites.

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#113 2019-03-31 07:54:47

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 03.6        Sol Number: 8

Previous SL: 003.1        Previous Sol: 7

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 8 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 8 is Sunday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#114 2019-04-01 11:11:10

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 04.1        Sol Number: 9

Previous SL: 003.6        Previous Sol: 8

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 9 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 9 is Monday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#115 2019-04-02 07:53:34

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 04.6        Sol Number: 10

Previous SL: 004.1        Previous Sol: 9

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 10 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 10 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#116 2019-04-02 18:28:21

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Methane, deep water tables, are all part of the days investigationj by the many satelites, rovers and probes on the surface testing and looking for life and so much more.

Soon we will be sending off another to Mars for a 2020 landing...

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#117 2019-04-03 17:54:18

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 05.1        Sol Number: 11

Previous SL: 004.6        Previous Sol: 10

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 11 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 11 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#118 2019-04-04 06:32:36

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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 05.6        Sol Number: 11 <<== Note Sol extended over two Earth days

Previous SL: 005.1        Previous Sol: 11

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 11 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 11 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#119 2019-04-05 14:49:58

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Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 06.1        Sol Number: 12

Previous SL: 005.6        Previous Sol: 11  <<== Note Sol extended over two Earth days

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 12 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 12 is Thursday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#120 2019-04-05 16:18:12

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#121 2019-04-05 17:07:23

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For SpaceNut #120

Impressive find!

The calendar you've shown us is particularly interesting (to me at least) because of the (unexpected to me) invocation of Venus' orbit.

The religious connections are interesting as well.

(th)

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#122 2019-04-06 07:00:12

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Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 06.6        Sol Number: 13

Previous SL: 006.1        Previous Sol: 12

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 13 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 13 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

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#123 2019-04-06 15:45:03

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The Bing home page today indicates that its Happy Robotics Week for earth so that would make it Rover week on mars...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_(robot)

th?id=OHR.Pepper_EN-US7943129554_800x480.jpg

Every April, people across the country come together to educate and inspire students about the importance of robotics, which can now be found just about everywhere, contributing to almost every industry. Many people now have robots in their homes to help with simple housekeeping tasks, but robots are also capable of incredibly complex and delicate work. For example, robotic surgery allows doctors to make more precise movements than possible by a human hand. Reconnaissance robots are used by police to gather intel in situations that are too dangerous for humans. And robots are experts at rote tasks that we humans find boring, like repetitive assembly work.

The robot we’re featuring today, Pepper, is designed to work directly with customers, kind of like a receptionist. She's considered a humanoid robot because her body shape resembles that of a human body. She communicates through words, eyes, and body language.

Mars event from a few weeks ago in NASA's Curiosity images two solar eclipses on Mars caused by Phobos and Deimos — two Moons of the Red Planet.

Phobos, which is about 11.5 km across, was imaged on March 26, while Deimos, which is about 2.3 km across, on March 17,
Solar eclipses have been seen many times by Curiosity and other rovers in the past. Until now, there have been eight observations of Deimos eclipsing the Sun from either Spirit, Opportunity or Curiosity; there have been about 40 observations of Phobos.

There's still a margin of uncertainty in the orbits of both Martian moons, but that shrinks with every eclipse that's viewed from the Red Planet's surface, the team said.

"More observations over time help pin down the details of each orbit," Lemmon said. "Those orbits change all the time in response to the gravitational pull of Mars, Jupiter or even each Martian moon pulling on the other."

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#124 2019-04-06 18:05:50

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mars-eclipses-solar-curiosity-hg.jpg

Martian moon Phobos as it crossed in front of the Sun, as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (the 2,359th sol, or Martian day, of the mission). The images were captured by Curiosity's telephoto-lens camera, called its Mast Camera (Mastcam) using its right-eye solar filter. The images have been sped up by a factor of 10; the entire eclipse lasted about 35 seconds.

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#125 2019-04-07 12:24:04

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Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/tim … _time.html

Martian Year: 35        Martian Month in 12 month format: 1
Solar Longitude: 07.0        Sol Number: 14

Previous SL: 006.6        Previous Sol: 13

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 14 is in Month 1 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 1 extends from Sol 1 through 28
Sol 14 is Saturday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/?page=0&per_ … ope=Latest

All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

Last edited by tahanson43206 (2019-04-07 17:16:59)

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