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Maven Position

Maven is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension is 14h 55m 07s and the Declination is -16° 08’ 44”.

14h 55m 07s
-16° 08’ 44”

Simplified sky chart showing where Maven is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Maven in Libra on December, 14 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Maven is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 14h 55m 07s
Dec: -16° 08’ 44”
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

The distance of Maven from Earth is currently 345,162,777 kilometers, equivalent to 2.307271 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 11.3391 seconds to travel from Maven and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 11.3391 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 January 2020

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 January 2020 the closest approach of Maven to Earth happens on Tue Nov 19 2013 at a distance of 0.00062813 Astronomical Units, or 93,967 kilometers:

Tue Nov 19 2013

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: 106.2°
Max altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 253.7°
Maven is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Maven touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
2019 Dec 07 14h 36m 39s -14° 41’ 57” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 08 14h 39m 15s -14° 54’ 36” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 09 14h 41m 52s -15° 07’ 05” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 10 14h 44m 30s -15° 19’ 40” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 11 14h 47m 07s -15° 31’ 58” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 12 14h 49m 45s -15° 44’ 12” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 13 14h 52m 23s -15° 56’ 23” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 14 14h 55m 01s -16° 08’ 21” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 15 14h 57m 39s -16° 20’ 18” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 16 15h 00m 20s -16° 32’ 07” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 17 15h 03m 00s -16° 43’ 41” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 18 15h 05m 39s -16° 55’ 20” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 19 15h 08m 21s -17° 06’ 43” N.A. Libra
2019 Dec 20 15h 11m 00s -17° 17’ 58” N.A. Libra