Distance from the Sun
Though Mars is only the fourth planet from the sun, it still sits at a rather distant average of 141 million miles or 227 million kilometers from the Sun. In relation to our positioning, Mars is approximately 49 million miles or 78 million kilometers further than we are. Of course, all of this is not constant, considering Mars’ orbital pattern, which is more elliptical in shape, one of the more unique orbits in our solar system. At its furthest point from the sun, or at its aphelion, the red planet is approximately 154 million miles or 249 million kilometers away from the sun, while during perihelion, or closest point, Mars will be 128 million miles or 206 million kilometers away.