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 51249010h 28m 04s+11° 24’ 59”
StarHIP 511057.032810h 26m 26s+10° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 509998.109810h 25m 02s+09° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 507827.69810h 22m 09s+11° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 506237.604410h 20m 26s+11° 21’ 10”
StarHIP 504248.436410h 17m 45s+11° 17’ 01”
StarHIP 507298.855610h 21m 29s+11° 04’ 41”
StarHIP 509506.670610h 24m 19s+10° 35’ 16”
StarHIP 506118.419610h 20m 17s+10° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 511796.561810h 27m 12s+11° 19’ 01”
StarHIP 511688.634410h 27m 05s+10° 26’ 46”

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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