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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: 23.499191
Declination: -3.901006 (J2000)
Magnitude: 1.01
Constellation: Aquarius
Solar Elongation: 54.5°

Distance of Mars from the Sun: 213034507 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Mars from the Earth: 261771428 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 1157677.501223h 27m 14s-02° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 1158627.976823h 28m 27s-02° 39’ 12”
StarHIP 1159536.152423h 29m 31s-04° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 1160577.94523h 30m 57s-05° 03’ 38”
StarHIP 1160928.826823h 31m 24s-04° 15’ 05”
StarHIP 1161066.445623h 31m 31s-04° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 1161598.778223h 32m 08s-03° 01’ 42”
StarHIP 1162257.078423h 32m 55s-03° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 1162666.883623h 33m 28s-04° 24’ 04”
StarHIP 1164027.202623h 35m 14s-03° 51’ 13”
GalaxyPGC 7162613.023h 30m 32s-02° 27’ 43”
GalaxyIC 149213.623h 30m 35s-03° 02’ 25”
GalaxyIC 149613.123h 30m 53s-02° 56’ 03”
GalaxyIC 149813.823h 31m 53s-05° 00’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 769413.623h 33m 15s-02° 42’ 11”
GalaxyIC 533414.023h 34m 36s-04° 32’ 03”

Additional Resources about Mars