Hello Mars!

Find out the communication latency between Earth and Mars.

How long does it take for my message to reach Mars?

The communication time between Earth and Mars depends on the time.

Current Local Time is

It takes {{ earth_mars_distance_lm }} minutes for your message to reach Mars. A round trip would be {{ earth_mars_round_trip }} minutes.

We sketched the relative positions of Earth and Mars.

To find out the distance for those nearby dates, we made this interactive plot. The red dot indicates the date of your choice.