Sky Maps > Major Bodies > Mars
Right Ascension: 12h 51m 47s
Declination: -03° 28’ 14” (J2000)
Sun dist: 240522594 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 93676028 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Vir Magnitude: -1.30
Mars is the fourth planet for distance from the Sun, and it is the second smallest planet in the Solar System.
This page shows the current location in the sky, and other relevant information about Mars in real time. The object's position is obtained from the JPL Horizons service which provides ephemerides for Solar System objects.
This finder chart shows an accurate view of the star field, simulating a telesopic view. It is obtained from the Digitized Sky Surcvey 2, which is a photographic archive covering large part of the sky.
The chart covers an area of 45x30 arc minutes, which is roughly equivalent of full Moon's apparent size.
A high precision photographic sky map showing the position of Mars in real time.
List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Mars (less than 1.5 degrees):
|Star||HIP 62688||8.9174||12h 50m 44s||-03° 42’ 25”|
|Star||HIP 62875||6.0764||12h 53m 11s||-03° 33’ 11”|
|Star||HIP 62915||6.3296||12h 53m 38s||-04° 13’ 28”|
|Star||HIP 63070||7.1762||12h 55m 21s||-04° 30’ 15”|
|Star||HIP 63099||7.62||12h 55m 40s||-03° 33’ 02”|
|Galaxy||NGC 4691||11.7||12h 48m 13s||-03° 19’ 59”|
|Galaxy||NGC 4678||13.5||12h 49m 41s||-04° 34’ 46”|
|Galaxy||NGC 4843||14.0||12h 58m 00s||-03° 37’ 18”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:
TheSkyLive.com offers live information, ephemeris computations, astronomical sky charts for the most important Solar System objects. You can use the live position charts during your observation sessions, to point your telescope and identify the object on the sky background. The ephemeris computations feature can be used to plan your astronomical observations in the future.
Please note: we aim to provide high quality data obtained from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service. Please keep in mind that for objects like comets, there might be high discrepancies between the magnitude information we are showing here and the actual value. This happens because comets' magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.