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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 607498.370412h 27m 00s-03° 32’ 04”
StarHIP 609388.645612h 29m 22s-01° 13’ 58”
StarHIP 610188.806412h 30m 19s-01° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 608067.925212h 27m 46s-02° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 609568.939612h 29m 42s-03° 19’ 53”
StarHIP 609246.735212h 29m 09s-02° 25’ 46”
StarHIP 612458.611612h 33m 02s-02° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 611737.252212h 32m 04s-01° 46’ 20”
StarHIP 607578.34712h 27m 10s-03° 17’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 445412.812h 28m 51s-01° 56’ 26”

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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