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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 1000007.76620h 17m 15s-19° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 1001078.942620h 18m 28s-19° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 1004708.425220h 22m 27s-19° 46’ 52”
StarHIP 1005638.230820h 23m 30s-20° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 1007408.828220h 25m 27s-21° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 1002906.820h 20m 28s-19° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 1006088.587820h 24m 05s-21° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 1002167.607820h 19m 33s-19° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 999906.759420h 17m 06s-21° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 1003947.772620h 21m 32s-21° 25’ 07”
StarHIP 1003938.895820h 21m 32s-19° 04’ 31”
StarHIP 1005688.615620h 23m 35s-21° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 1002016.818820h 19m 25s-20° 57’ 02”
StarHIP 1007136.729420h 25m 04s-19° 26’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 690312.920h 23m 44s-19° 19’ 28”

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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