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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).

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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 179098.337403h 49m 47s+21° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 180596.617803h 51m 36s+22° 01’ 53”
StarHIP 181658.948603h 53m 01s+20° 12’ 28”
StarHIP 18244003h 54m 07s+21° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 18266003h 54m 27s+21° 23’ 23”
StarHIP 184057.777603h 56m 06s+20° 46’ 18”
StarHIP 184738.802403h 56m 52s+20° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 184906.737603h 57m 11s+21° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 185028.907603h 57m 23s+21° 33’ 13”
StarHIP 187198.589604h 00m 39s+20° 22’ 50”
StarHIP 187626.656804h 01m 06s+20° 11’ 57”

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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