Mars Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Mars is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Mars Rise and Set Times
Today's Mars rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
The following table lists the ephemerides of Mars computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Mars in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Jun 20||1.69||06h 43m 22s||+24° 02’ 00”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 21||1.70||06h 46m 14s||+23° 59’ 13”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 22||1.70||06h 49m 05s||+23° 56’ 16”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 23||1.70||06h 51m 57s||+23° 53’ 07”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 24||1.70||06h 54m 48s||+23° 49’ 45”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 25||1.70||06h 57m 39s||+23° 46’ 13”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 26||1.70||07h 00m 30s||+23° 42’ 29”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 27||1.70||07h 03m 21s||+23° 38’ 34”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 28||1.70||07h 06m 11s||+23° 34’ 27”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 29||1.70||07h 09m 02s||+23° 30’ 10”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 30||1.70||07h 11m 52s||+23° 25’ 41”||Gemini|
|2017 Jul 01||1.70||07h 14m 42s||+23° 21’ 02”||Gemini|
|2017 Jul 02||1.70||07h 17m 30s||+23° 16’ 11”||Gemini|
|2017 Jul 03||1.70||07h 20m 20s||+23° 11’ 11”||Gemini|
Distance of Mars from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Mars from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Mars is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Mars
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Mars, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Mars Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Mars. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||0.641693 x 1024 kg||0.1074|
|Escape Velocity||5.03 km/s||0.4495|
|Sideral Rotation||24.6230 hours||1.0288|