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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: 15.636479
Declination: -22.392369 (J2000)
Magnitude: -0.86
Constellation: Libra
Solar Elongation: 113.0°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 215324371 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 104352204 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 763927.608815h 36m 08s-21° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 764798.93115h 37m 11s-23° 39’ 05”
StarHIP 765086.967815h 37m 31s-22° 07’ 01”
StarHIP 765325.68515h 37m 48s-23° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 76550015h 38m 02s-21° 19’ 03”
StarHIP 765695.71515h 38m 16s-21° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 766147.012615h 38m 44s-23° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 766367.382815h 39m 01s-22° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 766666.334615h 39m 21s-23° 09’ 00”
StarHIP 766898.05815h 39m 35s-23° 48’ 02”
StarHIP 767424.825615h 40m 16s-23° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 767907.843615h 40m 43s-21° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 768747.86315h 41m 53s-23° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 768988.389615h 42m 04s-23° 02’ 11”
StarHIP 769037.970815h 42m 10s-21° 53’ 58”

Additional Resources about Mars