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Maven

Maven is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Maven is 01h 38m 13s and the Declination is +08° 15’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

Summary of key facts about Maven [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

01h 38m 13s
+08° 15’ 38”
Pisces

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Maven Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Maven finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Maven in Pisces on June, 29 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Maven in Pisces on June, 29 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Maven is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

Maven
RA: 01h 38m 13s
Dec: +08° 15’ 38”
Deep sky finder chart for Maven
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Maven?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Maven in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Maven Distance from Earth

The distance of Maven from Earth is currently 195,130,730 kilometers, equivalent to 1.304368 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 50.8861 seconds to travel from Maven and arrive to us.

195,130,730
1.304368
10 minutes and 50.8861 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Maven from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Maven from Earth between November 2013 and September 2022

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Maven from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Maven to Earth

Between November 2013 and September 2022, the closest approach of Maven to Earth happens on Tue Nov 19 2013 at a distance of 0.000628 Astronomical Units, or 93,963 kilometers:

Tue Nov 19 2013
93,963
0.000628

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Maven rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Maven rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.9°
Max altitude: 46.7°
Azimuth: 278.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Maven touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Visualization of Maven Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Maven with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Maven and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Maven

Maven 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Maven computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Maven in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jun 22 01h 17m 36s +06° 14’ 08” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 23 01h 20m 17s +06° 30’ 23” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 24 01h 22m 59s +06° 46’ 14” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 25 01h 25m 40s +07° 02’ 13” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 26 01h 28m 20s +07° 18’ 10” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 27 01h 31m 01s +07° 33’ 47” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 28 01h 33m 42s +07° 49’ 31” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 29 01h 36m 23s +08° 05’ 07” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jun 30 01h 39m 02s +08° 20’ 26” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jul 01 01h 41m 43s +08° 35’ 53” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jul 02 01h 44m 22s +08° 51’ 07” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jul 03 01h 47m 03s +09° 06’ 11” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jul 04 01h 49m 41s +09° 21’ 20” N.A. Pisces
2022 Jul 05 01h 52m 22s +09° 36’ 11” N.A. Pisces