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 643838.900213h 11m 44s-07° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 645478.920213h 13m 47s-06° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 645598.991413h 13m 59s-05° 48’ 54”
StarHIP 646888.031413h 15m 30s-08° 03’ 19”
StarHIP 647327.62313h 16m 03s-05° 40’ 07”
StarHIP 647837.781213h 16m 40s-05° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 647968.274613h 16m 49s-06° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 649098.231813h 18m 17s-05° 47’ 21”
StarHIP 649327.501213h 18m 33s-06° 15’ 56”
StarHIP 650258.2413h 19m 44s-06° 32’ 29”

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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