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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 402707.754208h 13m 22s+20° 16’ 50”
StarHIP 403068.684608h 13m 50s+22° 16’ 46”
StarHIP 403278.270808h 14m 03s+19° 40’ 36”
StarHIP 403616.902608h 14m 27s+20° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 404048.372208h 14m 55s+21° 04’ 48”
StarHIP 404718.049608h 15m 49s+20° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 405447.516608h 16m 45s+21° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 405658.41208h 16m 56s+21° 55’ 11”
StarHIP 406448.599408h 17m 49s+19° 50’ 07”
StarHIP 406508.483208h 17m 52s+21° 10’ 39”
StarHIP 407817.880808h 19m 23s+21° 15’ 26”
StarHIP 408078.124408h 19m 43s+20° 55’ 05”
StarHIP 408138.426208h 19m 46s+20° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 408665.688808h 20m 20s+20° 44’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 254513.208h 14m 14s+21° 21’ 24”
GalaxyUGC 430813.708h 17m 25s+21° 40’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 255813.808h 19m 18s+20° 30’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 256213.908h 20m 23s+21° 07’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 256313.308h 20m 35s+21° 04’ 08”

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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