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Of or relating to a reference system based at the center of the planet Mars.

[Greek Arēs, Ares, the planet Mars + -centric.]


relating to a reference system which has Mars as its centre


(ˌɛər i oʊˈsɛn trɪk)

centering or centered on the planet Mars.
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The areocentric longitude of the Sun from Mars is designated as [L.
Fournier in the form of a spiral diagram in polar projection in Jarry-Deslonges' Observations des Surfaces Planetaires, or with a standard cartesian graphic: The angular planetocentric cap radius R, expressed in degrees of latitude is plotted on the ordinate, and the corresponding areocentric longitude Ls is plotted on the abscissa.
Throughout this report the areocentric longitude (Ls) is used to report the seasonal date.
The planet came to opposition on 2010 Jan 29 at high north declination, minimal disk diameter (14 arcsec) and areocentric longitude (Ls) 44[degrees].
The areocentric longitude of the Sun as measured from the Vernal Equinox of Mars, Ls, defines the seasonal date on that planet.