This document is part of the Martian Time Boneyard. It was originally located at http://junior.apk.net/~matto/Martian_Time2.htm.
Author: Matt Oltersdorf

Earth Date:
(Gregorian Calendar)
Martian Date:
(Zubrin Calendar)

The Martian Year 
(Zubrin Calendar)
Jan. 01, 1961 Earth Date = Gemini 01, 0000 Mars Date

Martian
Month
Number 
of Sols
Begins 
on Sol #
Noteworthy Features

Season

Gemini 61 1 Gemini 1, vernal equinox

Northern Spring

Cancer 65 62  
Leo 66 127 Leo 24, Mars at aphelion
Virgo 65 193 Virgo 1, summer solstice

Northern Summer

Libra 60 258  
Scorpius 54 318  
Sagittarius 50 372 Sagittarius 1, autumnal equinox

Northern Fall

Capricorn 47 422 Dust storm season begins
Aquarius 46 469 Aquarius 16, Mars at perihelion
Pisces 48 515 Pisces 1, winter solstice

Northern Winter

Aries 51 563 Dust storm season ends
Taurus 56 614 Taurus 56, Martian New Year's Eve!

- Sol - One Martian day = 24 hours 39 minutes (Earth time)
- Sol = 24 hours Martian time
- 668.7 Martian days in one Martian year, this year = 669
- The names of the 12 Martian months are the names of the Zodiacal constellation  that
  Mars would be found in as seen from the Sun.
- Depiction of Mars in relation to Earth and the constellations as viewed from space.
- Mars links
by Matt Oltersdorf 2000 09 24 07:25 UTC
Medina County Astronomical Society