No Solstice for Mars for next 194 days
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 15:31
Washington: While Northern Hemisphere is celebrating its first day of summer, the Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity in Red Planet's southern hemisphere are enjoying the end of the warm weather season, before the autumn equinox takes place on July 31, next year.

The upcoming spring/autumn on Mars will be the Red Planet's longest season at 194 days and Northern Hemisphere's equivalent summer solstice won't occur till February 14, 2014, Discovery News reported.

Due to Red Planet's orbit, the rovers will have to endure longer, colder autumns and winters in the southern hemisphere compared to if they had been in the north.


First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 15:31

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