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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 885068.980218h 04m 23s-24° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 889788.429818h 09m 41s-24° 42’ 55”
StarHIP 881426.541418h 00m 11s-24° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 884848.300818h 04m 02s-22° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 883337.540818h 02m 23s-23° 01’ 50”
StarHIP 891534.856818h 11m 43s-23° 42’ 04”
StarHIP 885607.354418h 04m 58s-24° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 885816.835618h 05m 10s-24° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 889437.345618h 09m 17s-23° 59’ 18”
StarHIP 887217.601818h 06m 46s-22° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 883308.767218h 02m 23s-23° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 887058.262218h 06m 33s-23° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 884695.9318h 03m 52s-24° 21’ 38”
StarHIP 883805.352818h 02m 51s-24° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 882568.288418h 01m 20s-24° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 883966.732618h 03m 01s-22° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 890468.339218h 10m 30s-23° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 889427.803618h 09m 17s-22° 54’ 26”
StarHIP 882985.74918h 01m 54s-22° 46’ 49”

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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