ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ON PLANET MARS
Elysium Planitia, Mars
Sol : 647 , 21 September 2020
Max : -14.9 C | 5.1 F , Min : -96.1 C | -141 F
2.9 km/hr | 1.8 mph to 66.5 km/hr | 41.4 mph
Pressure : 7.4 hPa to 7.8 hPa
Sol : 646 , 19 September 2020
Max : -15.6 C | 3.8 F , Min : -96 C | -140.8 F
2.8 km/hr | 1.7 mph to 68 km/hr | 42.2 mph
Pressure : 7.4 hPa to 7.9 hPa
The weather data is send by Insight Mars lander located on Elysium Planitia on Mars's equator.
A Sol is a 'day' on Mars its duration is 24 hours 39 minutes Earth's time. For the Insight lander we start counting at Sol 0 when it
touched down on November 26, 2018. It started sending data about the atmospheric conditions 2 days later. I have included the following
measurements : temperature in both oC and oF, wind speed in both km/hr and mph and atmospheric pressure in hPa.
A typical atmospheric pressure on Earth is about 1000 hPa whereas on Mars is about 7 hPa or 0.7%.
The atmospheric data is measured by Temperature and Wind for InSight (TWINS) instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
in California and Centro de Astrobiología in Spain. I have also included an equivalent weather report for my home city of Montreal, Canada
provided by a feed from environment Canada.