A brand new Mars yr started on 7 February 2021.
The picture on the left was taken on 6 February and the picture on the best on 7 February – one of many first photographs returned from the brand new martian yr. The photographs have been captured by the Visual Monitoring Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Specific, which takes common snapshots of the planet from orbit. The photographs are mechanically shared to the digicam’s Twitter account and posted to Flickr.
One yr on Mars equals 687 Earth days, so it takes nearly twice as lengthy to orbit the Solar. Your birthday would as an alternative be each 23 Earth months!
The martian new yr begins with the northward equinox (northern spring, southern autumn) and the approaching yr is designated Mars Yr 36.
Discover out extra here