Daily Calendar On Mars

The planet Mars is progressing around the Sun in its annual orbit.

Humans have arbitrarily chosen a moment in time to mark the beginning of a calendar for Mars, and members of the NewMars forum are tracking the progress of the planet in its current year. There have been many suggestions for a calendar suitable for Earth humans living on Mars. The one in use for the daily report is chosen to most nearly approximate the calendar in use on Earth in 2019. The proposed calendar has 24 months of 28 days each, with one day removed each quarter to achieve equilibrium with the actual physical orbit. A final adjustment is made at the end of the year, when whatever difference exists between the calendar and the physical orbit is allocated to a long New Year’s Day.

Today on Mars:

Per http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/time/martian_time.html

Martian Year: 35 Martian Month in 12 month format: 3
Solar Longitude: 95.2 Sol Number: 205

Previous SL: 94.7 Previous Sol: 204

Note that Solar Longitude measurement varies as a function of location in orbit.

Sol 205 is in Month 8 of a Proposed 24 month calendar. See Post 19 of Holidays topic for a summary.
Month 8 extends from Sol 196 through 223. See post 82 of Holidays topic for current details. <<== There are 28 days in Month 8
Direct path to source: http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=154257#p154257
Sol 205 is Tuesday in the Proposed calendar for Mars.

The Next New Year on Mars will occur when Solar Longitude reaches 360 degrees.

For current weather on Mars at Insight location, see:


Per SpaceNut: Here is another web page by NASA containing the latest news releases


All forum members are invited to post significant events for this day.
Events of interest will be ON Mars, or relate to Mars. Examples are launches, landings, discoveries

The topic My Hacienda is set up to encourage up to 2750 forum members to build a virtual community.
Each participant “claims” a square kilometer of surface, and shares below surface with the community.
Each Hacienda is a participant in the economy of a thriving interdependent free market.
Each Hacienda provides at least one product or service, and multiple products or services are welcome.

As of this Sol, the number of plots established in Sagan City (2018) is: > 1 (inventory pending) [Thanks to everyone who registered!]

Recruiting Announcement: People are needed to participate in the Sagan City (2018) Virtual Community

The concept is to imagine life on Mars at the level of current 1st Tier civilization on Earth. This community is assumed well past startup phases.

The objective is to gain a clear understanding of the operation of market forces in a community of 2750 plots. Community members have needs.

The market is there to meet those needs. The first step is to identify the needs.

Month 8 of 24: – Quarter 2 of 4 [Month 7-12] (This month has 28 days)

Author: Tom Hanson

I was privileged to be able to participate in the 2011 reboot of Lufteam in Yahoo Groups. I am delighted to see this latest undertaking on behalf of the LUF idea, and will attempt to help as much as possible. In case anyone is interested, I posted for a couple of years at discuss.the-knowledge.org, and I am currently participating in posting at newmars.com/forum. (th)

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