Mars Surface Times

 

MSL and MER-B

DOY day of year

Curiosity and Opportunity

Tap Earth local or universal date

to switch between

day-of-year and month-day date.

Tap name or sol to switch spacecraft.

Stays on when plugged into a power source.

Tap any time to switch

between hours:minutes and hours:minutes:seconds.

Mars dates are measured in "sols"

(days on Mars) relative to landing.

Mars hours and minutes are slightly

longer than on Earth, accommodating

the slightly longer Martian day.

What time is it on Mars?


It depends upon the spacecraft.

Time is uniquely established for each spacecraft operating on the surface of Mars.