Simplified sky chart showing where Maven is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Maven is right now (view fullscreen)
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.
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.
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 March 2020 the closest approach of Maven to Earth happens on Tue Nov 19 2013 at a distance of 0.00062810 Astronomical Units, or 93,963 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Maven rise and set times
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.
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.
|2020 Mar 22||19h 42m 24s||-22° 08’ 30”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 23||19h 45m 20s||-22° 02’ 21”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 24||19h 48m 19s||-21° 55’ 55”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 25||19h 51m 16s||-21° 49’ 29”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 26||19h 54m 14s||-21° 42’ 47”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 27||19h 57m 11s||-21° 35’ 48”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 28||20h 00m 07s||-21° 28’ 50”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 29||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Mar 30||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Mar 31||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Apr 01||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Apr 02||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Apr 03||-||-||-||-|
|2020 Apr 04||-||-||-||-|