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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Mars (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 326788.446206h 48m 58s+23° 44’ 32”
StarHIP 326886.798206h 49m 08s+23° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 328008.304606h 50m 16s+24° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 329067.864606h 51m 21s+23° 21’ 50”
StarHIP 329428.897406h 51m 43s+25° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 329685.533206h 52m 00s+23° 36’ 06”
StarHIP 330978.117406h 53m 36s+22° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 332126.808406h 54m 42s+24° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 332517.639606h 55m 04s+22° 33’ 37”
StarHIP 333007.764206h 55m 37s+24° 00’ 28”
StarHIP 333607.583206h 56m 18s+25° 00’ 31”
StarHIP 333978.589206h 56m 47s+24° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 334196.73206h 56m 59s+24° 38’ 34”
StarHIP 334227.558606h 57m 01s+24° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 334977.597406h 57m 46s+22° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 335667.989206h 58m 27s+24° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 337577.174407h 00m 40s+23° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 337778.8107h 00m 51s+23° 35’ 58”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Mars

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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