## How long is the distance from Earth to Mars?

about 33.9 million miles
What is Mars Close Approach? Close Approach is when Mars and Earth come nearest to each other in their orbits around the sun. Close is a relative term. The minimum distance from Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers).

## Why does it take 7 months to get to Mars?

It takes the Earth one year to orbit the Sun and it takes Mars about 1.9 years ( say 2 years for easy calculation ) to orbit the Sun. The elliptical orbit which carries you from Earth to Mars is longer than Earth’s orbit, but shorter than Mars’ orbit. So it takes nine months to get to Mars.

How many months did it take to get to Mars?

seven months
Most estimates put the travel time in the range of 150-300 days – that’s five to 10 months – and the average is usually around seven months, just like the Perseverance rover. The two fastest travel times from Earth to Mars are for the Viking 6 and Viking 7 spacecraft, which took 155 and 128 days respectively.

How many miles away is Mars from Earth?

The average distance to Mars from Earth is 140,000,000 miles or 225,000,000 kilometers. However, this value varies because the Earth’s orbit around the sun is smaller than Mars’ orbit.

### How large is Mars compared to Earth?

Mars is roughly half the size of the Earth. It has a diameter of 4,222 miles, compared to Earth’s 7,962 miles at the equator.

### How far is the Mars from Earth?

The distance between Mars and Earth will vary greatly depending on where each planet is in its orbit. At its closest approach to Earth in 2020, Mars was about 38.6 million miles (62.07 million kilometers) from Earth, per NASA . That’s about the exact same distance it’ll be from Earth when the planets have another close approach in 2022.

When will Mars be closest to Earth?

Its closest approach to Earth that year will be December 1, 2022. After that, Earth will next lap Mars on January 16, 2025, but its closest approach will come on January 12, 2025. At both of those oppositions of Mars – and at every opposition for some years to come – Mars will appear fainter, and fainter, in our sky.