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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: 15.324123
Declination: -20.939087 (J2000)
Magnitude: -1.52
Constellation: Libra
Solar Elongation: 138.4°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 220972080 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 82850814 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 746848.933815h 15m 46s-20° 56’ 20”
StarHIP 74715015h 16m 08s-21° 21’ 59”
StarHIP 747608.620215h 16m 45s-20° 00’ 04”
StarHIP 748928.174815h 18m 19s-20° 51’ 39”
StarHIP 74965015h 19m 08s-21° 34’ 17”
StarHIP 750238.388215h 19m 48s-20° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 750277.035415h 19m 50s-19° 33’ 00”
StarHIP 75062015h 20m 20s-19° 58’ 32”
GalaxyESO 581-2513.515h 13m 30s-20° 40’ 33”

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