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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 319758.7506h 40m 56s+23° 10’ 29”
StarHIP 316966.5906h 37m 52s+23° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 317306.737806h 38m 18s+24° 27’ 01”
StarHIP 320867.196206h 42m 11s+25° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 322548.774206h 44m 07s+24° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 323677.032806h 45m 23s+23° 38’ 46”
StarHIP 316688.672206h 37m 39s+23° 31’ 08”
StarHIP 322668.632606h 44m 12s+23° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 320048.656406h 41m 12s+24° 05’ 03”
StarHIP 319638.918806h 40m 47s+24° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 322462.867606h 43m 55s+25° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 319827.503406h 40m 59s+25° 19’ 25”
StarHIP 320038.446606h 41m 11s+24° 39’ 21”
StarHIP 321678.921406h 43m 00s+24° 08’ 10”
StarHIP 323696.781806h 45m 23s+24° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 316318.970806h 37m 07s+24° 23’ 55”
StarHIP 321577.778606h 42m 53s+23° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 314127.662606h 35m 01s+24° 55’ 15”
StarHIP 320958.753606h 42m 17s+25° 21’ 49”
StarHIP 319037.367206h 40m 05s+23° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 320107.990406h 41m 15s+23° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 316506.47206h 37m 27s+24° 35’ 27”
StarHIP 318506.385606h 39m 31s+24° 35’ 59”

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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