Mars 2005-2006
 
Mars was in opposition on November 7, 2005 in constellation Aries. A week earlier, on October 30, 2005, the planet was at its closest distance to Earth: 69.42 million km or 0.464 AU. The largest apparent diameter of Mars was 20.19".
   
Mars 2007-2008
 
Mars was in opposition on December 24, 2007 in constellation Gemini. Six days earlier, on December 18, 2007, the planet was at its closest distance to Earth: 88.42 million km or 0.589 AU. The largest apparent diameter of Mars was 15.88".
   
Mars 2009-2010
 
Mars was in opposition on January 29, 2010 in the constellation Cancer. Two days before, on January 27, 2010, the planet was at its closest approach to Earth during this apparation: 99.33 million km or 0.664 AU. The largest apparent diameter of Mars was 14.105".
   
Mars 2011-2012
 
Mars was in opposition on March 3, 2012 in the constellation Leo. Two days later, on March 5, 2012, the planet was at its closest approach to Earth during this apparition: 100.78 million km or 0.674 AU. The largest apparent diameter of Mars was 13.89".
   
Mars 2013-2014
 
Mars was in opposition on April 8, 2014 in the constellation Virgo. On this occasion, Mars will lie at a distance of 0.62 AU, and its disk will measure 15.1" in diameter, shining at magnitude -1.4.
   
Mars 2017-2018
 
Few miscellaneous images of a very small and distant Mars.
   
 
 
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