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#876 2020-12-25 07:18:26

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Earth: 2020/12/25 Friday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/13 Friday <<-- Days of the week are in alignment with those on Earth.  Earth December 29, 2020 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 4 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 336.8   Sol Number: 626  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      336.3  Previous Sol: 625

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon the computations provided by the reference web site.  The reference web site is NOT reporting observations.  It is instead computing positions of the various objects by extrapolating from past observations.  Another factor is accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The web site display updates several times per second.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,358,220 km Difference is +204720 <= 8124 km/hour at 10.3 on 12/24
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,153,500 km Difference is +191255 <= 8104 km/hour at 9.1 on 12/23
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   223,962,245 km Difference is +184721 <= 8102 km/hour at 9.5 on 12/22

Next up: Star TYC 617-589-1 Magnitude 10.88 Day 0 above and just ahead of Mars
Spiral galaxy IC 114 Magnitude 15.20 Day 1 Above and about 20 hours behind Mars
Star TYC 614-178-1 Magnitude 10.61 Day 2 Above path and about 36 hours behind - last day for 6f14

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 10+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 626 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 626 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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#877 2020-12-26 07:53:07

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Earth: 2020/12/26 Saturday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/14 Saturday <<-- Days of the week are in alignment with those on Earth.  Earth December 29, 2020 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 5 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 337.4   Sol Number: 627  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      336.8  Previous Sol: 626

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,735,020 km Difference is +376800 <= 8155 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/26
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,358,220 km Difference is +204720 <= 8124 km/hour at 10.3 on 12/24
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,153,500 km Difference is +191255 <= 8104 km/hour at 9.1 on 12/23

Next up: Star TYC 617-137-1 Magnitude 9.61 In path Day 0 Ahead about 8 hours
Next up: Galaxy PGC 1378719 RA 1h 31m 39.8s In path Day 0 ahead about 12 hours

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 10+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 627 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 627 is Saturday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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#878 2020-12-27 08:23:16

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Earth: 2020/12/27 Sunday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/15 Sunday <<-- Days of the week are in alignment with those on Earth.  Earth December 29, 2020 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 6 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 337.9   Sol Number: 628  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      337.4  Previous Sol: 627

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,935,064 km Difference is +200044 <= 8132 km/hour at 9.3 on 12/27 (anomaly)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,735,020 km Difference is +376800 <= 8155 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/26
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,358,220 km Difference is +204720 <= 8124 km/hour at 10.3 on 12/24

Next up: Star TYC 624-554-1 Magnitude 11.75 Day 0 below path and about 18 hours ahead
Star TYC 617-137-1 Magnitude 9.61 In path Day 1 behind about 17 hours
Galaxy PGC 1378719 RA 1h 31m 39.8s In path Day 1 behind about 9 hours

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 10+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 628 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 628 is Sunday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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#879 2020-12-28 08:33:59

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Earth: 2020/12/28 Monday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/16 Monday <<-- Days of the week are in alignment with those on Earth.  Earth December 29, 2020 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 7 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 338.4   Sol Number: 629  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      337.9  Previous Sol: 628

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,131.895 km Difference is +196831 <= 8134 km/hour at 9.5 on 12/28
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,935,064 km Difference is +200044 <= 8132 km/hour at 9.3 on 12/27
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,735,020 km Difference is +376800 <= 8155 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/26 (anomaly)

Next up: Star TYC 624-78-1 Magnitude 11.14 Day 0 in path about 4 hours ahead of Mars
Star TYC 624-554-1 Magnitude 11.75 Day 1 below path and about 6 hours behind - should be good for another day
Galaxy PGC 1378719 RA 1h 31m 39.8s In path Day 2 behind about 30 hours - last day for 719

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 10+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 629 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 629 is Monday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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#880 2020-12-28 09:21:08

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

Three days remaining in the earth calendar year 2020 with it being mars year 35 from the day of April 11, 1955 (Ls=0°) as the beginning of year 1. The coming calendar of mars events is with February 18, 2021 Scheduled arrival of Mars 2020 rover dubbed “Perseverance” at the Mars Jezero Crater.
Martian years and start dates of northern hemisphere seasons

Mars year    Spring equinox (Ls = 0°) Summer solstice (Ls = 90°)  Autumnal equinox (Ls = 180°)  Winter solstice (Ls = 270°)
35            Mar 23 2019                 Oct 08 2019                           Apr 08 2020                         Sep 02 2020
36            Feb 07 2021                 Aug 25 2021                           Feb 24 2022                         Jul 21 2022
37            Dec 26 2022                 Jul 12 2023                           Jan 12 2024                         Jun 07 2024
38            Nov 12 2024                May 29 2025                           Nov 29 2025                         Apr 25 2026
39            Sep 30 2026                 Apr 16 2027                       Oct 17 2027                         Mar 12 2028
40            Aug 17 2028                Mar 03 2029                      Sep 03 2029                          Jan 28 2030

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#881 2020-12-29 07:49:19

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Earth: 2020/12/29 Tuesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/17 Tuesday <<-- Days of the week are in alignment with those on Earth.  Earth December 29, 2020 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 8 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 339.0   Sol Number: 630  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      338.4  Previous Sol: 629

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,320,723 km Difference is +188828 <= 8139 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/29
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,131,895 km Difference is +196831 <= 8134 km/hour at 9.5 on 12/28
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,935,064 km Difference is +200044 <= 8132 km/hour at 9.3 on 12/27

Next up: Star TYC 624-188-1 Magnitude 9.95 Just above path Day 0 About 12 hours ahead
Next up: Star TYC 624-78-1 Magnitude 11.14 Day 1 in path about 20 hours behind Mars - last day for 78
Star TYC 624-554-1 Magnitude 11.75 Day 2 below path and about 24 hours behind - last day for 554

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 630 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 630 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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#882 2020-12-30 08:16:01

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Earth: 2020/12/30 Wednesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/17 Tuesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 9 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth . It is a Skip Day on Mars

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 339.5   Sol Number: 630  Change in degrees is +.5  <<== Skip Day
Previous SL:      339.0  Previous Sol: 630

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,520,130 km Difference is +199407 <= 8139 km/hour at 9.2 on 12/30
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,320,723 km Difference is +188828 <= 8139 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/29
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,131,895 km Difference is +196831 <= 8134 km/hour at 9.5 on 12/28
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   224,935,064 km Difference is +200044 <= 8132 km/hour at 9.3 on 12/27

Next up: Star tYC 624-564-1 Magnitude 10.10 Day 0 Just above path and just ahead of Mars
Star TYC 624-188-1 Magnitude 9.95 Just above path Day 1 About 12 hours behind

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:140,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 630 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 630 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in December on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Earth: 2020/12/31 Thursday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/18 Wednesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is Day 10 of the Astronomical New Year on Earth.  It is New Year's Eve by the arbitrary Human calendar.

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 340.1   Sol Number: 631  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      339.5  Previous Sol: 630

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,718,788 km Difference is +198658 <= 8142 km/hour at 9.6 on 12/31
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,520,130 km Difference is +199407 <= 8139 km/hour at 9.2 on 12/30
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,320,723 km Difference is +188828 <= 8139 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/29

Next up: Galaxy PGC 1392086 Ra 1h 38m 19.7s Day 0 Above path and even with Mars
Star TYC 624-564-1 Magnitude 10.10 Day 1 Just above path and about 20 hours behind Mars

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 631 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 631 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Earth: 2021/01/01 Friday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/19 Thursday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Today is New Year's Day on Earth by the arbitrary Human calendar.

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 340.6   Sol Number: 632  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      340.1  Previous Sol: 631

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,896,282 km Difference is +177494 <= 8142 km/hour at 7.4 on 01/01
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,718,788 km Difference is +198658 <= 8142 km/hour at 9.6 on 12/31
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,520,130 km Difference is +199407 <= 8139 km/hour at 9.2 on 12/30
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,320,723 km Difference is +188828 <= 8139 km/hour at 8.7 on 12/29

Galaxy PGC 1393800 RA 1h 41m 23.8s In path Day 0  about 20 hours ahead

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 632 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 632 is Thursday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

This post is reserved for today's Today on Mars report ...

I'll toss in a reminder here that Dr. Zubrin's closing remarks and a musical offering about Going to Mars are available in today's featured video.


Today on Earth: 2021/01/02 Saturday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/20 Friday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Temperature at Naples in Florida in USA on Earth is 79 degrees Fahrenheit at 13:00 on 2020/01/02 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 341.1   Sol Number: 633  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      340.6  Previous Sol: 632

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,137,296 km Difference is +241014 <= 8142 km/hour at 13.0 on 01/02
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,896,282 km Difference is +177494 <= 8142 km/hour at 7.4 on 01/01
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,718,788 km Difference is +198658 <= 8142 km/hour at 9.6 on 12/31

Next up: Star TYC 625-476-1 Magnituce 9.50 Day 0 just below path about 16 hours ahead
Galaxy PGC 1394800 RA 1h 41m 23.8s In path Day 1  about 8 hours behind - good for one more day

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 633 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 633 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Earth: 2021/01/03 Sunday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/21 Saturday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 77 degrees Fahrenheit at 12:00 on 2020/01/03 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 341.6   Sol Number: 634  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      341.1  Previous Sol: 633

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.  226325399 @ 12.1

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,325,399 km Difference is +188103 <= 8143 km/hour at 12.1 on 01/03
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,137,296 km Difference is +241014 <= 8142 km/hour at 13.0 on 01/02
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   225,896,282 km Difference is +177494 <= 8142 km/hour at 7.4 on 01/01

Next up: Star TYC 625-327-1 Magnitude 11.27 Day 0 just below 720
Next up: Star TYC 625-720-1 Magnitude 10.46 Day 0 just above path about 15 hours ahead
Star TYC 625-476-1 Magnitude 9.50 Day 1 just below path about 8 hours behind

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 634 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 634 is Saturday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Earth: 2021/01/04 Monday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/22 Sunday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 72 degrees Fahrenheit at 13:44 on 2020/01/04 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 342.2   Sol Number: 635  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      341.6  Previous Sol: 634

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.  226325399 @ 12.1

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,536,220 km Difference is +210821 <= 8140 km/hour at 14.0 on 01/04
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,325,399 km Difference is +188103 <= 8143 km/hour at 12.1 on 01/03
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,137,296 km Difference is +241014 <= 8142 km/hour at 13.0 on 01/02

One day note: The km/hour figure was recomputed multiple times, and readings were taken at two different tenths. Mars has to begin to reduce the rate of departure from the Sun at some point, but it's not clear right now if that is happening, or if there are errors in computing the rate of movement.

Next up: HIP 8256 Magnitude 10.37 Day 0 Just below path and about 12 hours ahead
Star TYC 625-327-1 Magnitude 11.27 Day 1 just below 720
Star TYC 625-720-1 Magnitude 10.46 Day 1 just above path about 12 hours behind.

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 635 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 635 is Sunday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Earth: 2021/01/05 Tuesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/23 Monday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 59 degrees Fahrenheit at 9:47 on 2020/01/05 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 342.7   Sol Number: 636  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      342.2  Previous Sol: 635

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,696,586 km Difference is +160366 <= 8140 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/05
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,536,220 km Difference is +210821 <= 8140 km/hour at 14.0 on 01/04
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,325,399 km Difference is +188103 <= 8143 km/hour at 12.1 on 01/03

Next up: Galaxy UGC 1253 Magnitude 15.20 nicely defined edge on just below path on Day 0 about 8 hours ahead
HIP 8256 Magnitude 10.37 Day 1 Just below path and about 8 hours behind - should be good for another day
Star TYC 625-327-1 Magnitude 11.27 Day 2 just below 720
Star TYC 625-720-1 Magnitude 10.46 Day 2 just above path - at West edge of display - last day for this pair

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 636 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 636 is Monday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

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

Today on Earth: 2021/01/06 Wednesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

Today on Mars: 0035/23/24 Tuesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 49 degrees Fahrenheit at 8:36 on 2020/01/06 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 343.2   Sol Number: 637  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      342.7  Previous Sol: 636

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,887,723 km Difference is +191137 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.2 on 01/06 (time:9:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,696,586 km Difference is +160366 <= 8140 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/05
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,536,220 km Difference is +210821 <= 8140 km/hour at 14.0 on 01/04

Next up: star TYC 625-84-1 Magnitude 11.21 in path Day 0 about 24 hours ahead
Next up: star HIP 8465 Magnitude 9.19 Above path Day 0 ahead about 12 hours
Galaxy UGC 1253 Magnitude 15.20 nicely defined edge on just below path on Day 1 about 15 hours ahead - last day for 1253

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 637 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 637 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/23/25 Wednesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/07 Thursday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 65 degrees Fahrenheit at 9:47 on 2020/01/07 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 343.8   Sol Number: 638  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      343.2  Previous Sol: 637

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,086,970 km Difference is +199247 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/07 (time:9:42)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,887,723 km Difference is +191137 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.2 on 01/06 (time:9:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,696,586 km Difference is +160366 <= 8140 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/05

Star TYC 625-84-1 Magnitude 11.21 in path Day 1 right at Mars
Star HIP 8465 Magnitude 9.19 Above path Day 1 behind about 12 hours

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 638 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 638 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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tahanson43206
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Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/23/26 Thursday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/08 Friday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 65 degrees Fahrenheit at 9:47 on 2020/01/07 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 344.3   Sol Number: 639  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      343.8  Previous Sol: 638

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,260,997 km Difference is +174027 <= 8132 km/hour at 7.1 on 01/08 (time:7:06)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,086,970 km Difference is +199247 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/07 (time:9:42)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   226,887,723 km Difference is +191137 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.2 on 01/06 (time:9:12)

Next up: Star HIP 8827 Magnitude 7.02 Day 0 below path about 20 hours ahead
Next up: Galaxy: IC 1743 Magnitude 13.90 well defined spirals Day 0 about 15 hours ahead
Star TYC 625-84-1 Magnitude 11.21 in path Day 2 well past Mars - last day for 84

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 639 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 639 is Thursday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Reminder of post 855 in counting down to another rover will soon be on the planet Mars to learn more so that man can go....

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#893 2021-01-09 08:34:36

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/23/27 Friday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/09 Saturday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 56 degrees Fahrenheit at 9:32 on 2020/01/09 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 344.8   Sol Number: 640  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      344.3  Previous Sol: 639

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,475,422 km Difference is +214425 <= 8122 km/hour at 9.5 on 01/09 (time:9:30)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,260,997 km Difference is +174027 <= 8132 km/hour at 7.1 on 01/08 (time:7:06)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,086,970 km Difference is +199247 <= 8133 km/hour at 9.7 on 01/07 (time:9:42)

Next up: Star 629-634-1 Magnitude 10.47 In path Day 0 about 7 hours ahead
Star HIP 8827 Magnitude 7.02 Day 1 about 6 hours past Mars
Galaxy: IC 1743 Magnitude 13.90 well defined spirals Day 1 about 8 hours behind ... this may be the last day for 1743

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 640 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 640 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 23 of 24: <<== Fifth month of Quarter 4

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

Today on Mars: 0035/23/28 Saturday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/10 Sunday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  Temperature at Naples Pier in Florida in USA on Earth is 45 degrees Fahrenheit at 8:21 on 2020/01/10 (Earth Calendar) per webcam

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 345.3   Sol Number: 641  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      344.8  Previous Sol: 640

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,662,146 km Difference is +146724 <= 8118 km/hour at 8.5 on 01/10 (time:8:30)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,475,422 km Difference is +214425 <= 8122 km/hour at 9.5 on 01/09 (time:9:30)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,260,997 km Difference is +174027 <= 8132 km/hour at 7.1 on 01/08 (time:7:06)

Next up: TYC 629-522-1 Magnitude 10.12 Day 0 at Mars just above - should still be visible
Star 629-634-1 Magnitude 10.47 In path Day 1 about 15 hours behind - likely last day for 629-634
Star HIP 8827 Magnitude 7.02 Day 2 past Mars and about to disappear from view

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 641 is in Month 23 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 23 extends from Sol 614 through 641. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 641 is Saturday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

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#895 2021-01-11 12:16:55

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars: 0035/24/01 Sunday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/11 Monday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  This is the first day of Month 24.  There are 27 days in this month, which is the last month of the last quarter.

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 345.9   Sol Number: 642  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      345.3  Previous Sol: 641

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,984,864 km Difference is +232818 <= 8112 km/hour at 13.2 on 01/11 (time:13:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,662,146 km Difference is +146724 <= 8118 km/hour at 8.5 on 01/10 (time:8:30)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,475,422 km Difference is +214425 <= 8122 km/hour at 9.5 on 01/09 (time:9:30)

Next up: Star TYC 629-1214-1 Magnitude 10.38 Just below path Day 0 about 21 hours ahead
Next up: Galaxy PGC 1425795 just below path Day 0 about 14 hours ahead
TYC 629-522-1 Magnitude 10.12 Day 1 at Mars just above - at edge of display .... last day for 629-522

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 642 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 642 is Sunday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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#896 2021-01-12 09:29:49

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars: 0035/24/02 Monday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/12 Tuesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note: 

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 346.4   Sol Number: 643  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      345.9  Previous Sol: 642

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,066,024 km Difference is +171160 <= 8112 km/hour at 10.3 on 01/12 (time:10:18)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,894,864 km Difference is +232818 <= 8112 km/hour at 13.2 on 01/11 (time:13:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,662,146 km Difference is +146724 <= 8118 km/hour at 8.5 on 01/10 (time:8:30)

Next up: Galaxy PGC 1429998 RA 2h 0m 276.0s Day 0 14 hours ahead just below path
Star TYC 629-1214-1 Magnitude 10.38 Just below path Day 1 exactly even with Mars
Galaxy PGC 1425795 just below path Day 1 about 6 hours behind

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 6 and 7 minutes. Communications delay would be 12+ minutes round trip. [6:120,000,000] [7:150,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 643 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 643 is Monday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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#897 2021-01-13 08:57:35

tahanson43206
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Re: Martian Calender - I have created a martian calender...

Today on Mars: 0035/24/03 Tuesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/13 Wednesday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note:  We are in the 24th month of the proposed Business Calendar for Mars. New Year's Day on Mars is "just" ahead!

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 346.9  Sol Number: 644  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      346.4  Previous Sol: 643

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,256,297 km Difference is +190273 <= 8096 km/hour at 9.8 on 01/13 (time:9:48)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,066,024 km Difference is +171160 <= 8112 km/hour at 10.3 on 01/12 (time:10:18)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   227,894,864 km Difference is +232818 <= 8112 km/hour at 13.2 on 01/11 (time:13:12)

Next up: A Boomer!  HIP 9533 Magnitude 5.84 Below path Day 0 about 15 hours ahead
Galaxy PGC 1429998 RA 2h 0m 276.0s just below path Day 1 about 8 hours behind - likely last day for 1429998
Star TYC 629-1214-1 Magnitude 10.38 Just below path Day 2 At edge of field of view. Last day for 629-1214

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 8 and 9 minutes. Communications delay would be 16+ minutes round trip. [8:144,000,000] [9:162,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 644 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 644 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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#898 2021-01-14 07:18:18

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/24/04 Wednesday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/14 Thursday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note: 

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 347.4  Sol Number: 645  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      346.9  Previous Sol: 644

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,437,530 km Difference is +181233 <= 8090 km/hour at 8.2 on 01/14 (time:8:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,256,297 km Difference is +190273 <= 8096 km/hour at 9.8 on 01/13 (time:9:48)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,066,024 km Difference is +171160 <= 8112 km/hour at 10.3 on 01/12 (time:10:18)

Next up: Galaxy PGC 1437247 below path Day 0 About 10 hours ahead
A Boomer!  HIP 9533 Magnitude 5.84 Below path Day 1 about 7 hours past Mars - probably last day for 9533
Galaxy PGC 1429998 RA 2h 0m 276.0s just below path Day 2 at edge of view - definitely last day for 1429998

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 8 and 9 minutes. Communications delay would be 16+ minutes round trip. [8:144,000,000] [9:162,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 645 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 645 is Wednesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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#899 2021-01-15 06:15:25

tahanson43206
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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/24/05 Thursday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/15 Friday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note: 

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 347.9  Sol Number: 646  Change in degrees is +.5
Previous SL:      347.4  Previous Sol: 645

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,623,431 km Difference is +185901 <= 8082 km/hour at 7.2 on 01/15 (time:7:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,437,530 km Difference is +181233 <= 8090 km/hour at 8.2 on 01/14 (time:8:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,256,297 km Difference is +190273 <= 8096 km/hour at 9.8 on 01/13 (time:9:48)

Next up: Galaxy PGC 1445761 RA 2h 8m 35.8s below path Day 0 About 24 hours ahead
Next up: Star TYC 6365-264-1 Magnitude 11.40 Just above path Day 0 about 12 hours ahead
Galaxy PGC 1437247 below path Day 1 About 14 hours behind - last day for 1437247

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 8 and 9 minutes. Communications delay would be 16+ minutes round trip. [8:144,000,000] [9:162,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 646 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 646 is Thursday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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

Recruiting text may be found at the bottom of this post:  http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257

Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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#900 2021-01-16 10:10:36

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Posts: 4,707

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

Today on Mars: 0035/24/06 Friday <<-- Days of the week are out of alignment with those on Earth.  Earth February 5, 2021 next alignment estimate.

Today on Earth: 2021/01/16 Saturday (Earth Date) Title: Today on Mars   [Perihelion occurred August 3, 2020 Earth Calendar]

One day note: 

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

Martian Year: 35  Martian Month in 12 month format: 12 <<== The Astronomical month will increment when longitude reaches 360 degrees

Solar Longitude: 348.5  Sol Number: 647  Change in degrees is +.6
Previous SL:      347.9  Previous Sol: 646

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

Note#2: https://theskylive.com/mars-tracker  This web site shows the astronomical position of Mars.
Minus prefix means Mars is approaching the Sun.  Perihelion occurred at Ls 253 on Sol 485 - Earth Date 2020/08/03
Plus prefix means Mars is moving away from the Sun. Aphelion will occur near 70 degrees Ls (per www.planetary.org)

Note: The computations below are dependent upon both the computations provided by the reference web site and by accuracy of recording of the time of observations.  The calculations use tenths of hours.  The Sun Distance needs to be captured at the moment the time increments to a given tenth.

Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,848,666 km Difference is +225235 <= 8073 km/hour at 11.1 on 01/16 (time:11:06)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,623,431 km Difference is +185901 <= 8082 km/hour at 7.2 on 01/15 (time:7:12)
Distance of Mars from the Sun is given by theskylive.com as:   228,437,530 km Difference is +181233 <= 8090 km/hour at 8.2 on 01/14 (time:8:12)

Next up: Star TYC 636-814-1 Magnitude 11.48 In path - just above Day 0 ahead about 24 hours.
Galaxy PGC 1445761 RA 2h 8m 35.8s below path Day 1 Just past Mars - may last another day
Star TYC 6365-264-1 Magnitude 11.40 Just above path Day 2 about 14 hours behind - last day for 264

Note: The curve of the path of Mars as seen against the background of stars is now a line trending upward and East as seen from Earth

Light travel time is between 8 and 9 minutes. Communications delay would be 16+ minutes round trip. [8:144,000,000] [9:162,000,000]

In his online interview with Dr. Zubrin at the 2020 Mars Conference, Elon Musk reminded the audience that communications with Mars will necessarily include an intermediary station to handle traffic when the Sun is between Mars and Earth.  Communications delays in that circumstance will increase due to the extra distance to be covered.  Mr. Musk indicated he expects such communication will be handled by laser.  Location would be optimum at poles of solar plane.

Mars is executing the "Retrograde" movement as seen from Earth. Earth is passing "under" Mars.
Progress of Mars (as seen from Earth) is transitioning back to Eastward as the retrograde movement continues.
The online solar system display at the link below shows clearly how the Mars retrograde movement will occur in months ahead.
Retrograde movement started 2020/09/08 Sol 520

This web site offers an online model of the solar system: www.solarsystemscope.com  It requires Chrome 57, Firefox 52 or Safari 10.1

Sol 647 is in Month 24 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 24 extends from Sol 642 through 668. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 22
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php … 57#p154257
Sol 647 is Friday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.  <<== Skip day occurred November 22nd, 2020 on Earth

The Next New Year's on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees. Per www.planetary.org this will occur February 7, 2021 (Year 36)
The next Skip Day will occur in February on Earth. A Skip Day occurs when the longer Mars Sol accumulates 24 Earth hours.
For those who may be following this proposed calendar closely, there exists a "feature" I had not anticipated.
Days of the week fall behind Earth due to the longer Sol, but they gain when Friday is omitted at the end of a Quarter
337 Earth days were observed to elapse in the 2020 weekday cycle. There were 7 week day transitions and 2 Quarter ends.

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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Month 24 of 24: Last month of Quarter 4 and Last month of Mars year

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