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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 954158.50419h 24m 33s-23° 10’ 32”
StarHIP 954577.549219h 25m 06s-23° 02’ 30”
StarHIP 955035.290419h 25m 29s-23° 57’ 44”
StarHIP 955166.65119h 25m 43s-22° 27’ 05”
StarHIP 955645.447219h 26m 19s-21° 46’ 36”
StarHIP 956237.794819h 26m 57s-24° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 956457.845819h 27m 18s-23° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 957098.330219h 28m 03s-22° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 959677.432419h 30m 54s-23° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 960008.173619h 31m 11s-24° 05’ 42”
StarHIP 960678.630419h 31m 58s-23° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 961077.63919h 32m 24s-22° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 962338.29919h 34m 07s-22° 06’ 16”
StarHIP 962498.53319h 34m 17s-23° 19’ 31”
StarHIP 962746.316419h 34m 33s-23° 51’ 31”
StarHIP 96431019h 36m 18s-23° 11’ 21”

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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