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 7454001h 36m 02s+06° 22’ 46”
StarHIP 70074.704801h 30m 10s+06° 08’ 38”
StarHIP 75328.129401h 37m 02s+05° 37’ 51”
StarHIP 70698.216801h 31m 06s+06° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 74148.652201h 35m 34s+05° 00’ 40”
StarHIP 68156.968601h 27m 39s+05° 21’ 11”
StarHIP 73078.131801h 34m 03s+04° 07’ 43”
StarHIP 72598.219801h 33m 32s+06° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 72108.633801h 32m 52s+04° 46’ 28”
StarHIP 73528.030601h 34m 46s+06° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 70298.478401h 30m 33s+05° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 70468.193201h 30m 50s+05° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 74767.745201h 36m 16s+04° 18’ 51”
StarHIP 72208.74601h 33m 00s+05° 22’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 63213.401h 37m 17s+05° 52’ 39”

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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