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):

StarHIP 1022518.972420h 43m 07s-21° 57’ 45”
StarHIP 1022807.108420h 43m 26s-22° 27’ 13”
StarHIP 1024867.745620h 46m 09s-21° 44’ 42”
StarHIP 1024875.907420h 46m 09s-21° 30’ 50”
StarHIP 102495020h 46m 18s-23° 04’ 46”
StarHIP 1025127.199220h 46m 30s-22° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 1026367.721620h 47m 49s-23° 28’ 30”
StarHIP 1026687.941420h 48m 16s-22° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 1026757.269220h 48m 21s-22° 44’ 25”
StarHIP 1027628.09320h 49m 15s-20° 37’ 49”
StarHIP 1029087.117220h 50m 54s-21° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 1030277.238620h 52m 21s-21° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 1032748.17920h 55m 18s-22° 07’ 25”

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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Share on Google+