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This web-site will provide up-to-date commentaries about
the world-wide observations of the planet Mars
in association with the recent issue of the
Communications in Mars Observations
(abbreviated to CMO) published by the
International Society of the Mars Observers
(abbreviated to ISMO)

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Donald PARKER (DPk), Christophe PELLIER (CPl), William SHEEHAN (WSh)
Tadashi ASADA (As), Reiichi KONNAÏ (Kn), and Masatsugu MINAMI (Mn)

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2016 CMO NEWS

 B. The Planet Mars now Shines in the Vicinity of Antares ( α Scorpii) at midnight

  Mars was just at opposition on 22 May 2016 at 11:11 GMT with the angular diameter δ=18.4". Here is shown a real animation of the Mars rotation from 10:46 GMT to 14:01 GMT on 20 May 2016, elaborated by Maurice VALIMBERTI, a veteran amateur astronomer in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

 A. Mars is Now Considerably High up in the Eastern Sky at Dawn

  The planet Mars now shines inside the Constellation Virgo with the magnitude +1.3. The apparent diameter of the Mars image on 1 Jan 2016 was δ=5.6", the Martian season was λ=089°Ls, and the tilt was φ=20°N


2015 CMO News HEADLINES

 A. Great Loss

 B. The planet Mars Has Moved to the Morning Sky


2014 CMO News HEADLINES

 A. The Planet Mars Shines Now in the Morning Sky

 B. Don PARKER Leads the Mars Observation Race this Apparition!

 C. Occurrence of an Arctic Polar Cyclonic Cloud


2013 CMO News HEADLINES

 A. Conjunction this Year

 B. Mars is Now in the Morning Sky


2012 CMO News HEADLINES

 A. The Planet Mars Will be Closest to the Earth on 5 March 2012

 B. Protrusions from the Dawn Terminator

 C. End of the 2011/12 Apparition


2011 CMO News HEADLINES

  A. No Martian Opposition This Year

  B. Conjunction

  C. The Planet Mars Passed the Time of Conjunction with the Sun

  D. The Planet Mars Has Come Back in the Morning Sky

  E. The planet Mars will attain the apparent diameter δ=9.0"


2010 CMO News HEADLINES

  A. The Planet Mars Is Now Approaching

  B. Mars Is Going Away

  C. Establishment of the International Society of the Mars Observers (ISMO)

  D. Reformation of the Staff of the OAA Mars Section

  E. Animation of Mars in 2010 by Martin LEWIS

  F. Death of Professor Audouin DOLLFUS


2009 CMO News HEADLINES

  A. Mars Is Now to the West Side of the Sun just after Conjunction

  B. First Announcement of the IWCMO

  C. The Planet Mars Is Now Come Back in the Morning Sky

  D. Programme of the IWCMO

  E. Final Announcement of the IWCMO

  F. The IWCMO Has Been Successfully Held in Paris and Meudon


2008 CMO News HEADLINES

  A. First Announcement in 2008

  B. CAPEN Crater on Mars

  C. 2007/2008 Mars Apparition Ended


2007 CMO News HEADLINES

  A.  Mars is Now Back in the Eastern Sky

  B.  Welcome to the New 2007/2008 CMO Mars Gallery

  C.  Noachis dust has been entrained!

  D.  Origin of the Present Noachis Dust Storm

  E.  Subsidence of the Noachis Dust Storm

  F.  Resonant Dust Cores at Nilokeras

  G.  MIYAMOTO Crater on Mars

  H. Sean WALKER's Animated Globe in 2007


2006 CMO News HEADLINES

  A.   SAHEKI Crater on Mars

  B.  The 20th Anniversary of the CMO, and the 10th Anniversary of the CMO-Web

  C. The 2005 Mars Apparition Ended

  D. 2006 Mars at Conjunction

  D bis. Mars Now


2005 CMO News HEADLINES

  A.   The spc is coming, just before the southern vernal equinox

  B.   Now the season has come when the centre of the spc starts to deviate from the south pole

  C.   Noachis at λ=250°Ls

  D.   Solis L area at λ=300°Ls

  E.  Chicken at Mt Hamilton

  F.   Yellow Planet again at Opposition


2004 CMO News HEADLINES

  A.   2004 Lowell Conference at Anamidzu

  B.   First Conference on Percival Lowell at Anamidzu in 2004

  C.   Bill SHEEHAN

  D.   Mars Conjunction

  E.   Our planet has come back in the morning sky


2003 CMO NEWS HEADLINES

 A.  First CMO Announcement in 2003

 B.  The 11th CMO Meeting was successfully held on 3, 4 and 5 May 2003

 C.  Spectacular Dust Storm was observed here in Japan from 4 July through 8 July 2003

 D.  Great! but Yellow Planet

 E.  The biggest Mars on 27 August 2003

 F.  M Serpentis still darkened and widened

 G.  December storm


2002 CMO NEWS HEADLINES

 A.   Jeff D BEISH
, ALPO Mars Section and Computing Section, visited Japan and kindly gave an interesting talk to the CMO Members on 24 March at Yokohama.

 B.   The CMO Editors interviewed Sanenobu FUKUI, now 86 of age living in Yokohama, and listened to his talk about his finding of a Sun-glint flare seen near Solis Lacus on 10 November 1958.

 C.
  1)  Bill SHEEHAN communicated a comment to us on the results of the water distribution over the Martian surface revealed by Odyssey's neutron spectrometer:
  2)  Tom DOBBINS (11 May) suggested us to refer to the S&T Site on Odyssey's result.

 D.   The 10th CMO Meeting:
  The 10th CMO Planetary Observers Meeting was held at Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, from the night of 2 August to the morning of 5 August 2002.


2001 CMO NEWS HEADLINES

 A. Edom Brightening on 7 and 8 June

 B. Yellow Dust Cloud

 C. The 9th CMO Meeting of the Mars Observers was successfully held at Okinawa on 20, 21 and 22 July.


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CMO #451
(#77 Issue of the Third Series)
(10 July 2016 issue)
---uploaded on 14 July 2016
at 20:00 JST (14 July 11:00 GMT)

 
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First uploaded on 23 November 2015

What's New!


29 July 2016 at 17:43 GMT
(λ=194°Ls, ω=179°W)

FOSTER, Clyde
Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA



29 July 2016 at 10:49, 11:29 GMT
(λ=194°Ls, ω=078°, 088°W)

ISHIBASHI, Tsutomu
Kanagawa, JAPAN


Newly Added !

10 June 2016 at 02:20 GMT
(λ=166°Ls, ω=044°W)

PEACH, Damian A
Barbados Islands


2016 Mars Projection Maps
1) Teruaki KUMAMORI






PDF CMO versions from #300 (Dec 2004)


Old CMO Index from CMO #174 (April 1996)
to #289 (April 2004) (in Web versions)



First uploaded on 1 September 2013
Last updated on 14 April 2015

What's New!


2013/2014 Mars Projection Maps
2) Martin R LEWIS
1) Teruaki KUMAMORI


First uploaded on 1 August 2011
Last updated on 27 October 2012


Gallery Watching in 2011/12


2011/2012 Mars Projection Maps
1) Damian PEACH
2) Martin LEWIS


First uploaded on 3 April 2009
Closed on 29 August 2010
Revised on 17 September 2010




1) Teruaki KUMAMORI
2) Martin LEWIS           
3) Damian PEACH         


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First uploaded on 9 April 2007
Closed on 6 August 2008
Revised on 7 October 2008





First uploaded on 1 January 2005

Last updated on 26 November 2006
at 09:00 GMT



Uploaded on 2 January 2006



1 ) Bill DICKINSON       
2 ) Christophe PELLIER
(projection map, see LtE)
3 ) Christophe PELLIER
(polar regions, see LtE)
4 ) Robert HEFFNER     
5 ) Jan ADELAAR           
6 ) Damian PEACH          


Last updated on 15 October 2005
This Site of CMO Lowell Page was first uploaded on
15 September 2002



2004 Lowell Conference
at Anamidzu
(2 - 5 May 2004)



Last updated on 14 May 2004
Revised April 2007



Our CMO Web for the 2003 Mars images,
first uploaded on 18 November 2002

Final updating on 15 June 2004 at 08:30 GMT

Also click here for Director's Notices in 2003


2001 Mars Images after the Onset of the Global Dust Storm on 24 June 2001

The International MarsWatch 2001 Information
2001 Dust Storm on Mars!

2001 Mars Images up
until the major dust storm was onset



Here is a history of the CMO Meetings of Planetary Observers
first uploaded on 23 Sept 2002

c) Total Solar Eclipse on 4 December 2002
b) Solar Eclipse on 10 June
a) Our 2001 Leonids


Mars Observations in 2005. Part II (PDF 0.2MB)

Mars Observations in 2005. Part I (PDF 0.8MB)
Mars Observations in 2003. Part II (PDF 3.5MB)
Mars Observations in 2003. Part I (PDF 0.6MB)
Mars Observations in 2001, Part III (PDF13.5MB)
Mars in 2001, Part II (PDF1.7MB)
Mars in 2001, Part I (PDF 1.5MB)
Mars in 1999 (PDF 1.9MB)
Mars in 1996/97 (PDF 73.1MB)
Mars in 1994/95 (PDF 47.8MB)
Mars in 1992/93 (PDF 44.6MB)
Mars in 1990/91 (Japanese only)
  (PDF 33.7MB)

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The Fukui City Museum of Natural History



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