This document is part of the Martian Time Boneyard. It was originally located at http://un.cs.byu.edu/~sorenson/mars/.
Author: Frank Sorenson
Welcome to Mars
Current Earth and Mars times
This applet was written by Frank Sorenson
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- Earth time should be your local time.
- Mars time is measured in SOLs.
- 1 SOL is a Martian day, and is 24 hours, 38 minutes, and 22 seconds long (in Earth time).
- A Martian day has 24 Martian hours.
- A Martian hour has 60 Martian minutes.
- A Martian minute has 60 Martian seconds.
The SOL count is the number of Martian days measured from the Mars local midnight just before
the Pathfinder landed on July 4, 1997.
Mars local time is based on the position of the Sun in the sky over the Pathfinder site at
19.22° N latitude, 326.59° E longitude.
- The source code for the applet can be found here.
Very helpful data was obtained from NASA's web site:
Other Mars clocks