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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 192998.848204h 08m 14s+22° 01’ 16”
StarHIP 195588.455204h 11m 21s+22° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 196158.732204h 12m 11s+21° 32’ 09”
StarHIP 196726.137604h 12m 51s+22° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 197028.99204h 13m 14s+22° 57’ 31”
StarHIP 197458.205804h 13m 59s+22° 42’ 29”
StarHIP 197897.01904h 14m 30s+22° 27’ 07”
StarHIP 198707.74604h 15m 42s+20° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 199904.89604h 17m 15s+20° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 200388.128404h 17m 51s+22° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 200717.535604h 18m 14s+22° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 200875.614204h 18m 23s+21° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 201368.154604h 19m 01s+21° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 201715.494404h 19m 26s+21° 08’ 32”
StarHIP 201818.607604h 19m 33s+21° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 201865.351604h 19m 36s+21° 46’ 24”

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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