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Mars live position and data

This page shows Mars location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 16.688928
Declination: -24.982841 (J2000)
Magnitude: -0.33
Constellation: Scorpius
Solar Elongation: 96.1°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 210524726 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 131541181 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Mars with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Mars:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 812658.645616h 35m 52s-25° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 814858.616h 38m 33s-24° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 816178.560616h 40m 11s-26° 27’ 13”
StarHIP 816217.798816h 40m 13s-26° 19’ 19”
StarHIP 816248.825616h 40m 17s-23° 53’ 45”
StarHIP 817138.236416h 41m 26s-24° 24’ 08”
StarHIP 817286.04516h 41m 36s-24° 28’ 04”
StarHIP 817738.368216h 42m 09s-24° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 819508.484216h 44m 21s-26° 19’ 29”
StarHIP 821406.605216h 46m 51s-25° 31’ 42”

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