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Maven is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Maven is 07h 05m 32s and the Declination is +23° 59’ 36” (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]:

07h 05m 32s
+23° 59’ 36”

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Additional information about Maven available on TheSkyLive:

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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 Gemini on May, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Maven in Gemini on May, 18 2021
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.

RA: 07h 05m 32s
Dec: +23° 59’ 36”
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 322,622,783 kilometers, equivalent to 2.156600 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 56.1538 seconds to travel from Maven and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 56.1538 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 August 2021

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 August 2021, 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

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: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°

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
2021 May 11 06h 45m 32s +24° 27’ 05” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 12 06h 48m 12s +24° 23’ 53” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 13 06h 50m 53s +24° 20’ 44” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 14 06h 53m 33s +24° 17’ 12” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 15 06h 56m 12s +24° 13’ 33” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 16 06h 58m 53s +24° 09’ 52” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 17 07h 01m 32s +24° 05’ 51” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 18 07h 04m 13s +24° 01’ 41” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 19 07h 06m 51s +23° 57’ 29” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 20 07h 09m 30s +23° 52’ 58” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 21 07h 12m 11s +23° 48’ 20” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 22 07h 14m 49s +23° 43’ 37” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 23 07h 17m 29s +23° 38’ 35” N.A. Gemini
2021 May 24 07h 20m 08s +23° 33’ 30” N.A. Gemini