OPPOSITIONS OF MARS - 1901-2035
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 2003 June 5
 John Pazmino
 NYSkies
 john.pazmino@moondog.com
    This table of oppositions is adapted from 'The planet Mars, a 
history of observation and discovery' by Sheehan. I added the columns 
for interval since previous opposition, Mars magnitude and the launch 
dates for an ideal Hohmann and vonPirquet trajectory of a Mars 
spaceprobe. These are 96 and 64 days before the opposition, so they
may fall in the previous year. 
    The coordinates are all for the 2000 epoch; interval is in Earth 
days; angular diameter is in arcseconds; distance is in astronomical 
units from Earth. 
 Opposition   Rt Asc   Declin    Diam  Dist   Int  Magn  Hohman  vonPir
 -----------  -------  --------  ----  -----  ---  ----  ------  ------
 1901 Feb 22  10h 26m  +14d 32m  13.8  0.678   -   -1.2  Nov 18  Dec 20 
 1903 Mar 29  12h 32m  -00d 05m  14.8  0.640  765  -1.4  Jan 24  Dec 23
 1905 May  8  15h 00m  -16d 57m  17.3  0.543  771  -1.9  Feb  1  Mar  5
 1907 Jul  6  19h 01m  -27d 59m  22.7  0.411  789  -2.6  Apr  1  May  3
 1909 Sep 24  00h 10m  -04d 13m  23.8  0.392  811  -2.8  Jun 20  Jul 22
 1911 Nov 25  03h 58m  +21d 43m  18.0  0.517  792  -2.1  Aug 21  Sep 22
 1914 Jan  5  07h 05m  +26d 33m  15.1  0.625  772  -1.5  Oct  1  Nov  2
 1916 Feb 10  09h 36m  +19d 08m  14.0  0.675  766  -1.2  Nov  6  Dec  8
 1918 Mar 15  11h 44m  +05d 55m  14.0  0.662  764  -1.3  Dec  9  Jan 10
 1920 Apr 21  13h 57m  -10d 21m  15.8  0.588  768  -1.6  Jan 16  Feb 17
 1922 Jun 10  17h 11m  -25d 55m  20.1  0.462  780  -2.3  Mar  6  Apr  7
 1924 Aug 23  22h 19m  -17d 40m  25.1  0.373  805  -2.9  May 19  Jun 20 
 1926 Nov  4  02h 36m  +14d 26m  20.2  0.465  803  -2.4  Jul 31  Sep  1
 1928 Dec 21  05h 58m  +26d 39m  15.8  0.589  778  -1.7  Sep 16  Oct 18
 1931 Jan 27  08h 42m  +22d 54m  14.0  0.663  767  -1.3  Oct 23  Nov 24
 1933 Mar  1  10h 59m  +11d 26m  14.0  0.675  764  -1.1  Nov 25  Dec 27
 1935 Apr  6  13h 03m  -03d 52m  15.1  0.624  766  -1.5  Dec 31  Feb  1
 1937 May 19  15h 43m  -20d 39m  18.0  0.515  774  -2.0  Feb 10  Mar 14
 1939 Jul 23  20h 13m  -26d 24m  24.1  0.389  795  -2.8  Apr 18  May 20
 1941 Oct 10  01h 07m  +03d 29m  22.7  0.414  810  -2.6  Jul  6  Aug  7
 1943 Dec  5  04h 44m  +24d 24m  17.3  0.545  786  -1.9  Aug 31  Oct  2
 1946 Jan 14  07h 44m  +25d 35m  14.8  0.641  771  -1.4  Oct 10  Nov 11
 1948 Feb 17  10h 07m  +16d 25m  13.8  0.678  764  -1.2  Nov 13  Dec 15
 1950 Mar 23  12h 13m  +02d 20m  14.4  0.651  765  -1.3  Dec 17  Jan 18
 1952 May  1  14h 34m  -14d 17m  16.6  0.564  770  -1.8  Jan 26  Feb 27
 1954 Jun 24  18h 12m  -27d 41m  21.6  0.433  784  -2.5  Mar 20  Apr 21
 1956 Sep 10  23h 26m  -10d 07m  24.8  0.379  809  -2.9  Jun  6  Jul  8
 1958 Nov 16  03h 25m  +19d 08m  19.1  0.494  797  -2.2  Aug 12  Sep 13 
 1960 Dec 30  06h 39m  +26d 49m  15.5  0.610  775  -1.5  Sep 25  Oct 27
 1963 Feb  4  09h 15m  +20d 42m  14.0  0.671  766  -1.3  Oct 31  Dec  2
 1965 Mar  9  11h 25m  +08d 08m  14.0  0.669  764  -1.2  Dec  3  Jan  4
 1967 Apr 15  13h 35m  -07d 43m  15.5  0.605  767  -1.6  Jan  9  Feb 10
 1969 May 31  16h 32m  -23d 56m  19.4  0.486  777  -2.2  Feb 24  Mar 28
 1971 Aug 10  21h 27m  -22d 15m  24.8  0.376  801  -2.9  May  6  Jun  7
 1973 Oct 25  02h 00m  +10d 17m  21.2  0.441  807  -2.5  Jul 21  Aug 22
 1975 Dec 15  05h 29m  +26d 02m  16.2  0.570  781  -1.8  Sep 10  Oct 12
 1978 Jan 21  08h 20m  +24d 06m  14.4  0.654  768  -1.3  Oct 17  Nov 18
 1980 Feb 25  10h 37m  +13d 27m  13.8  0.677  765  -1.2  Nov 21  Dec 23
 1982 Mar 31  12h 43m  -01d 21m  14.8  0.637  765  -1.4  Dec 25  Jan 26
 1984 May 11  15h 13m  -18d 05m  17.3  0.537  772  -1.9  Feb  5  Mar  8
 1986 Jul 10  19h 20m  -27d 44m  23.0  0.406  790  -2.6  Apr  5  May  7
 1988 Sep 28  00h 27m  -02 06m  23.8  0.396  811  -2.7  Jun 24  Jul 26
 1990 Nov 27  04h 13m  +22d 28m  18.0  0.523  790  -2.0  Aug 23  Sep 24
 1993 Jan  7  07h 19m  +26d 16m  14.8  0.628  772  -1.5  Oct  3  Nov  4
 1995 Feb 12  09h 47m  +18d 11m  13.8  0.676  766  -1.2  Nov  8  Dec 10
 1997 Mar 17  11h 54m  +04d 41m  14.0  0.661  764  -1.3  Dec 11  Jan 12
 1999 Apr 24  14h 09m  -11d 37m  16.2  0.583  768  -1.7  Jan 18  Feb 19
 2001 Jun 13  17h 28m  -26d 30m  20.5  0.456  781  -2.3  Mar  9  Apr 10
 2003 Aug 28  22h 38m  -15d 48m  25.1  0.373  806  -2.9  May 24  Jun 25
 2005 Nov  7  02h 51m  +15d 53m  19.8  0.470  802  -2.6  Aug  3  Sep  4
 2007 Dec 28  06h 12m  +26d 46m  15.5  0.600  781  -1.6  Sep 23  Oct 25
 2010 Jan 29  08h 54m  +22d 09m  14.0  0.664  763  -1.3  Oct 25  Nov 26
 2012 Mar  3  11h 52m  +10d 17m  14.0  0.674  764  -1.2  Nov 28  Dec 30
 2014 Apr  8  13h 14m  -05d 08m  15.1  0.621  766  -1.5  Jan  2  Feb  3
 2016 May 22  15h 58m  -21d 39m  18.4  0.509  775  -2.1  Feb 10  Mar 13
 2018 Jul 27  20h 33m  -25d 30m  24.1  0.386  796  -2.8  Apr 22  May 24
 2020 Oct 13  01h 22m  +05d 26m  22.3  0.419  809  -2.6  Jul  9  Aug 10
 2022 Dec  8  04h 59m  +25d 00m  16.9  0.550  786  -1.9  Sep  3  Oct  5
 2025 Jan 16  07h 56m  +25d 07m  14.4  0.643  770  -1.4  Oct 12  Nov 13
 2027 Feb 19  10h 18m  +15d 23m  13.8  0.678  764  -1.2  Nov 15  Dec 17
 2029 Mar 25  12h 23m  +01d 04m  14.4  0.649  765  -1.3  Dec 19  Jan 20
 2031 May  4  14h 46m  -15d 29m  16.9  0.559  770  -1.8  Jan 28  Mar  1
 2033 Jun 27  18h 30m  -27d 50m  22.0  0.427  785  -2.5  Mar 23  Apr 24
 2035 Sep 15  23h 43m  -08d 01m  24.5  0.382  810  -2.8  Jun 11  Jul 13