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Mars Opposition Depiction
Mars Opposition of May 22, 2016
Opposition at: May 22, 2016 10:00:00 hrs UTC 0.509514 AU (47,364,443 miles)
Closest at: May 31, 2016 06:00:00 hrs UTC 0.503210 AU (46,778,420 miles)
With perihelion 5 months after opposition, this is a relatively close approach with Mars reaching 18.5".
All Mars Oppositions 2000 - 2049 AD
<<-- Mars Opposition of April 8, 2014Mars Opposition of July 27, 2018 -->>
Superior Conjunction: 14 Jun 2015Superior Conjunction: 26 Jul 2017
Aphelion
November 20, 2015
Perihelion
October 29, 2016
30d Elong30d Elong
20 Sep 2015
+1.8 mV
3.84"
11 Nov 2015
+1.7 mV
4.4"
2 Jan 2016
+1.2 mV
5.61"
23 Feb 2016
+0.4 mV
8.21"
15 Apr 2016
-1.0 mV
13.88"
7 Jun 2016
-1.9 mV
18.45"
29 Jul 2016
-0.8 mV
13.24"
19 Sep 2016
-0.1 mV
9.37"
10 Nov 2016
+0.5 mV
7.15"
1 Jan 2017
+0.9 mV
5.69"
22 Feb 2017
+1.3 mV
4.69"
16 Apr 2017
+1.5 mV
4.04"
98% illum
426 ipx2
+22.8 NP
70 transit
95% illum
541 ipx2
+25.4 NP
58 transit
91% illum
849 ipx2
+20.0 NP
47 transit
90% illum
1,792 ipx2
+10.9 NP
39 transit
95% illum
5,414 ipx2
+6.0 NP
35 transit
99% illum
9,924 ipx2
+13.5 NP
35 transit
88% illum
4,548 ipx2
+13.6 NP
34 transit
85% illum
2,197 ipx2
+1.5 NP
31 transit
87% illum
1,308 ipx2
-14.5 SP
35 transit
90% illum
863 ipx2
-25.4 SP
48 transit
94% illum
611 ipx2
-24.1 SP
64 transit
97% illum
469 ipx2
-12.3 SP
76 transit
Northern Summer
January 3, 2016
Northern Fall
July 4, 2016
Northern Winter
November 28, 2016
DateDistanceMagnitudeDiameterPhase AngleIllumIllum PxTiltH-LongTransit
September 28, 2015222,943,000+1.8 mV3.9"1997%439 ipx2+23.9 NP13368
October 8, 2015218,110,000+1.8 mV4.0"2197%455 ipx2+24.8 NP13766
October 18, 2015212,678,000+1.8 mV4.1"2396%475 ipx2+25.3 NP14264
October 28, 2015206,672,000+1.7 mV4.2"2595%500 ipx2+25.6 NP14661
November 7, 2015200,116,000+1.7 mV4.4"2695%530 ipx2+25.5 NP15059
November 17, 2015193,022,000+1.6 mV4.5"2894%566 ipx2+25.1 NP15557
November 27, 2015185,440,000+1.6 mV4.7"3093%608 ipx2+24.4 NP15954
December 7, 2015177,406,000+1.5 mV4.9"3193%662 ipx2+23.5 NP16452
December 17, 2015168,960,000+1.4 mV5.2"3292%723 ipx2+22.3 NP16850
December 27, 2015160,172,000+1.3 mV5.4"3492%801 ipx2+20.9 NP17248
January 6, 2016151,094,000+1.2 mV5.8"3591%893 ipx2+19.3 NP17746
January 16, 2016141,787,000+1.1 mV6.1"3691%1,009 ipx2+17.6 NP18144
January 26, 2016132,341,000+0.9 mV6.6"3790%1,154 ipx2+15.8 NP18642
February 5, 2016122,822,000+0.8 mV7.1"3790%1,336 ipx2+14.0 NP19041
February 15, 2016113,313,000+0.6 mV7.7"3790%1,566 ipx2+12.2 NP19540
February 25, 2016103,921,000+0.4 mV8.4"3790%1,868 ipx2+10.5 NP19938
March 6, 201694,732,000+0.1 mV9.2"3690%2,256 ipx2+9.0 NP20437
March 16, 201685,864,000-0.1 mV10.1"3591%2,767 ipx2+7.7 NP20937
March 26, 201677,457,000-0.4 mV11.2"3392%3,438 ipx2+6.7 NP21336
April 5, 201669,648,000-0.7 mV12.5"3093%4,314 ipx2+6.1 NP21836
April 15, 201662,636,000-1.0 mV13.9"2695%5,431 ipx2+6.0 NP22335
April 25, 201656,637,000-1.3 mV15.4"2097%6,768 ipx2+6.5 NP22835
May 5, 201651,881,000-1.6 mV16.8"1399%8,208 ipx2+7.6 NP23335
May 15, 201648,614,000-1.9 mV17.9"6100%9,459 ipx2+9.3 NP23835
May 25, 201646,980,000-2.1 mV18.5"3100%10,142 ipx2+11.3 NP24335
June 4, 201646,984,000-1.9 mV18.5"1299%10,043 ipx2+13.1 NP24935
June 14, 201648,483,000-1.8 mV18.0"2097%9,255 ipx2+14.6 NP25435
June 24, 201651,184,000-1.5 mV17.0"2795%8,100 ipx2+15.4 NP26035
July 4, 201654,792,000-1.3 mV15.9"3292%6,890 ipx2+15.6 NP26535
July 14, 201659,040,000-1.1 mV14.8"3790%5,799 ipx2+15.1 NP27135
July 24, 201663,699,000-0.9 mV13.7"4088%4,883 ipx2+14.2 NP27734
August 3, 201668,633,000-0.7 mV12.7"4287%4,135 ipx2+12.7 NP28333
August 13, 201673,736,000-0.6 mV11.8"4486%3,545 ipx2+10.8 NP28833
August 23, 201678,931,000-0.4 mV11.0"4585%3,067 ipx2+8.6 NP29532
September 2, 201684,199,000-0.3 mV10.3"4685%2,682 ipx2+6.1 NP30131
September 12, 201689,512,000-0.1 mV9.7"4685%2,370 ipx2+3.4 NP30731
September 22, 201694,861,000-0.0 mV9.2"4685%2,110 ipx2+0.4 NP31331
October 2, 2016100,265,000+0.1 mV8.7"4685%1,890 ipx2-2.7 SP31931
October 12, 2016105,721,000+0.2 mV8.2"4585%1,705 ipx2-5.8 SP32631
October 22, 2016111,241,000+0.3 mV7.8"4586%1,550 ipx2-8.9 SP33232
November 1, 2016116,849,000+0.4 mV7.5"4486%1,412 ipx2-12.0 SP33833
November 11, 2016122,543,000+0.5 mV7.1"4387%1,291 ipx2-14.9 SP34535
November 21, 2016128,332,000+0.6 mV6.8"4287%1,186 ipx2-17.7 SP35137
December 1, 2016134,230,000+0.6 mV6.5"4188%1,095 ipx2-20.1 SP35739
December 11, 2016140,221,000+0.7 mV6.2"3989%1,010 ipx2-22.3 SP442
December 21, 2016146,304,000+0.8 mV6.0"3889%935 ipx2-24.0 SP1045
December 31, 2016152,475,000+0.9 mV5.7"3790%869 ipx2-25.3 SP1648
January 10, 2017158,700,000+1.0 mV5.5"3591%810 ipx2-26.1 SP2251
January 20, 2017164,967,000+1.0 mV5.3"3492%755 ipx2-26.4 SP2854
January 30, 2017171,252,000+1.1 mV5.1"3292%705 ipx2-26.3 SP3457
February 9, 2017177,512,000+1.2 mV4.9"3093%661 ipx2-25.6 SP4060
February 19, 2017183,724,000+1.2 mV4.7"2994%623 ipx2-24.5 SP4563
March 1, 2017189,855,000+1.3 mV4.6"2795%589 ipx2-22.9 SP5166
March 11, 2017195,853,000+1.4 mV4.5"2595%557 ipx2-21.0 SP5769
March 21, 2017201,696,000+1.4 mV4.3"2496%529 ipx2-18.9 SP6271
March 31, 2017207,342,000+1.5 mV4.2"2296%503 ipx2-16.4 SP6773
April 10, 2017212,743,000+1.5 mV4.1"2097%480 ipx2-13.8 SP7375
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