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The speed of Mars (Mangal)


The speed of Mars : Mars is just outside the earth’s orbit around the Sun, and both astronomically and astrologically is the bridge to larger and distant planets from sun. Mars takes on an average 22 months that is 1year and 10 months to orbit the Sun except for those years when Mars appears to be retrograde. The average speed of Mars per day is approximately half a degree or
30 minutes.

Mars is the first planet outside the orbit of the Earth. It holds only a  thin atmosphere, which is transparent, so there is a clear view of Mars’ surface. Occasionally there are dust storms, which spread over most of the planet, hiding its surface completely. The poles have ice caps (made of water and carbon dioxide). The surface of Mars is rocky, and the characteristic red color of Mars comes from the iron oxide dust which covers large areas. Mars has the highest craters of any planet in the solar system. There is strong evidence from the landscape that in the past Mars had water in liquid form. The rotation period of Mars is just like the Earth, and its axis has a similar tilt. Like Mercury, its orbit is decidedly eccentric.

  • Duration of revolution around the Sun 686.980 days
  • Duration of one full rotation 24h 37m 22s
  • Average speed 24.1 km/s
  • Inclination of the orbit to the cliptic 1° 50′ 59″.4
  • Orbital eccentricity 0.093
  • Apparent diameter 3″.5 to 25″.7 of arc
  • Mass relative to the Sun 1/3,098,700
  • Mass relative to Earth 0.107
  • Density relative to water 3.94
  • Surface gravity relative to Earth 0.380
  • Average surface temperature –23° C
  • Oblateness (“flatness”) 0.009
  • Maximum magnitude –2.8
  • Diameter 6794 km

The speed of Mars : Mars is just outside the earth’s orbit around the Sun, and both astronomically and astrologically is the bridge to larger and distant planets from sun. Mars takes on an average 22 months that is 1year and 10 months to orbit the Sun except for those years when Mars appears to be retrograde. The average speed of Mars per day is approximately half a degree or
30 minutes.

 

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