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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: 16.392620
Declination: -21.641018 (J2000)
Magnitude: -1.44
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 152.3°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 231960777 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 87735353 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 797856.608216h 16m 58s-21° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 798398.31916h 17m 47s-21° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 799108.950216h 18m 39s-21° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 800098.102416h 19m 55s-20° 46’ 56”
StarHIP 800598.545216h 20m 28s-21° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 800856.659216h 20m 43s-21° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 800888.950816h 20m 50s-22° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 801308.573616h 21m 21s-22° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 802387.598616h 22m 51s-23° 07’ 07”
StarHIP 802768.942216h 23m 11s-21° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 803747.976416h 24m 25s-22° 39’ 17”
StarHIP 80440016h 25m 13s-21° 56’ 11”
StarHIP 805877.645616h 27m 13s-22° 07’ 33”
StarHIP 807568.274616h 29m 19s-21° 34’ 08”

Additional Resources about Mars