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Venus ApparitionsJupiter Opposition

A.11 Mars Opposition (1 every 2.1 years; occur at night)

Mars is at opposition on the following dates (the parentheses show the distance in millions of kilometers).

1975 Dec 16 ( 85) 1990 Nov 28 ( 78) 2005 Nov 7 ( 70) 2020 Oct 14 ( 63)

1978 Jan 22 ( 98) 1993 Jan 8 ( 94) 2007 Dec 25 ( 89) 2022 Dec 8 ( 82)

1980 Feb 25 (101) 1995 Feb 12 (101) 2010 Jan 30 ( 99) 2025 Jan 16 ( 96)

1982 Mar 31 ( 95) 1997 Mar 17 ( 99) 2012 Mar 4 (101) 2027 Feb 20 (101)

1984 May 11 ( 80) 1999 Apr 25 ( 87) 2014 Apr 9 ( 93) 2029 Mar 25 ( 97)

1986 Jul 10 ( 61) 2001 Jun 14 ( 68) 2016 May 22 ( 76) 2031 May 4 ( 84)

1988 Sep 28 ( 59) 2003 Aug 29 ( 56) 2018 Jul 27 ( 58) 2033 Jun 28 ( 64)

Mars oppositions occur every two years and seven weeks (779.9 days), or 7 times every 15 years. Due to the eccentric nature of Mars' orbit, favorable oppositions, when Mars is very close to Earth, occur at 15-year intervals. Favorable oppositions are listed in the bottom row of the table.

See BestView[Mars, neardate].

Venus ApparitionsJupiter Opposition



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