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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 21.750201
Declination: -14.856925 (J2000)
Magnitude: 0.72
Constellation: Capricornus
Solar Elongation: 64.3°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 208551619 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 224815145 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Mars with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Mars:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 1070887.149821h 41m 28s-14° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 1070955.106821h 41m 32s-14° 02’ 48”
StarHIP 107098021h 41m 37s-14° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 107108021h 41m 44s-15° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 1071767.859821h 42m 33s-15° 45’ 41”
StarHIP 1072325.859621h 43m 04s-14° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 1073025.936821h 44m 00s-14° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 1073247.500421h 44m 18s-15° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 1074078.418421h 45m 18s-13° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 1074228.868421h 45m 28s-13° 38’ 31”
StarHIP 1074508.702421h 45m 48s-15° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 107556021h 47m 02s-16° 07’ 35”
StarHIP 1075677.652621h 47m 10s-14° 30’ 49”
StarHIP 1075698.769821h 47m 10s-14° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 1076187.99421h 47m 50s-16° 04’ 46”
StarHIP 1077148.041221h 49m 12s-15° 07’ 14”

Additional Resources about Mars