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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 818937.566616h 43m 39s-22° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 819417.564816h 44m 17s-22° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 820076.95916h 45m 08s-23° 11’ 02”
StarHIP 821168.338416h 46m 29s-22° 37’ 41”
StarHIP 822448.643816h 48m 12s-20° 56’ 50”
StarHIP 823198.870816h 49m 12s-22° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 823517.177816h 49m 34s-21° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 823768.550816h 49m 59s-23° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 825248.241616h 52m 02s-22° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 827348.003816h 54m 38s-21° 52’ 46”

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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