ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ON PLANET MARS
Elysium Planitia, Mars
Sol : 314 , 14 October 2019
Max : -24.8 C | -12.6 F , Min : -102.8 C | -153 F
0.6 km/hr | 0.4 mph to 70.8 km/hr | 44 mph
Pressure : 7 hPa to 7.3 hPa
Sol : 313 , 13 October 2019
Max : -27.2 C | -16.9 F , Min : -101.4 C | -150.6 F
0.7 km/hr | 0.5 mph to 80.9 km/hr | 50.3 mph
Pressure : 7 hPa to 7.3 Pa
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.