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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: 19.348217
Declination: -24.215180 (J2000)
Magnitude: 0.31
Constellation: Sagittarius
Solar Elongation: 77.1°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 206658591 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 180411171 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 946456.203819h 15m 33s-24° 10’ 44”
StarHIP 946907.52519h 16m 02s-24° 43’ 01”
StarHIP 947548.972619h 16m 51s-23° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 948538.787819h 18m 02s-25° 04’ 19”
StarHIP 949517.695619h 19m 17s-23° 33’ 29”
StarHIP 950408.236219h 20m 17s-24° 37’ 54”
StarHIP 950836.736619h 20m 41s-24° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 950848.38819h 20m 41s-23° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 951148.251819h 20m 58s-25° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 951247.445819h 21m 04s-23° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 952888.054219h 23m 09s-25° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 953088.505819h 23m 23s-24° 13’ 05”
StarHIP 954158.50419h 24m 33s-23° 10’ 32”
StarHIP 954775.003219h 25m 16s-24° 30’ 30”
StarHIP 954867.293619h 25m 22s-24° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 955035.290419h 25m 29s-23° 57’ 44”
StarHIP 956237.794819h 26m 57s-24° 02’ 46”

Additional Resources about Mars