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Mars live position and data

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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 horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of Mars in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 15.780816
Declination: -21.446924 (J2000)
Magnitude: -2.02
Constellation: Libra
Solar Elongation: 171.3°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 226379442 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 75327659 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

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 769037.970815h 42m 10s-21° 53’ 58”
StarHIP 770008.956615h 43m 19s-21° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 771318.855415h 44m 56s-21° 48’ 53”
StarHIP 771916.607415h 45m 42s-22° 45’ 11”
StarHIP 773387.797615h 47m 20s-20° 28’ 08”
StarHIP 773607.95615h 47m 31s-21° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 77369015h 47m 37s-22° 05’ 20”
StarHIP 774288.647415h 48m 22s-20° 23’ 43”
StarHIP 775217.708415h 49m 40s-20° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 775397.53815h 49m 56s-21° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 776427.655615h 51m 05s-22° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 776777.693815h 51m 29s-20° 35’ 14”

Additional Resources about Mars