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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: 18.108198
Declination: -25.846714 (J2000)
Magnitude: 0.06
Constellation: Sagittarius
Solar Elongation: 84.5°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 207573940 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 158702244 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 884408.26918h 03m 22s-25° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 884598.4618h 03m 41s-27° 05’ 53”
StarHIP 884638.97618h 03m 44s-25° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 885068.980218h 04m 23s-24° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 885417.164618h 04m 48s-25° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 885607.354418h 04m 58s-24° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 885816.835618h 05m 10s-24° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 886958.876418h 06m 24s-26° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 887988.24218h 07m 34s-25° 34’ 11”
StarHIP 889056.711818h 08m 54s-25° 28’ 22”
StarHIP 889088.749218h 08m 54s-25° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 889377.596818h 09m 15s-26° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 889788.429818h 09m 41s-24° 42’ 55”
StarHIP 890497.557218h 10m 33s-26° 01’ 58”
StarHIP 890976.53418h 11m 05s-25° 45’ 44”

Additional Resources about Mars