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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 120758.26602h 35m 40s+16° 36’ 45”
StarHIP 121258.27402h 36m 11s+15° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 123496.960602h 38m 59s+14° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 123598.5102h 39m 06s+14° 30’ 18”
StarHIP 124417.949802h 40m 09s+16° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 125388.743602h 41m 19s+16° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 125538.93502h 41m 28s+15° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 125688.944602h 41m 37s+16° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 126168.882402h 42m 11s+14° 36’ 07”
StarHIP 126347.953202h 42m 20s+16° 57’ 32”
StarHIP 126468.004802h 42m 28s+15° 13’ 01”
StarHIP 127428.530602h 43m 49s+16° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 127638.432602h 44m 00s+15° 34’ 44”

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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