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 671178.59713h 45m 22s-10° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 666008.365813h 39m 07s-10° 23’ 24”
StarHIP 666387.846213h 39m 34s-10° 06’ 50”
StarHIP 671128.537613h 45m 19s-10° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 663478.325413h 35m 54s-09° 47’ 06”
StarHIP 666598.826413h 39m 53s-09° 17’ 05”
StarHIP 667578.637613h 40m 57s-08° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 666468.283413h 39m 43s-10° 14’ 51”
StarHIP 665488.481613h 38m 29s-11° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 671458.545213h 45m 37s-09° 35’ 41”
StarHIP 666238.07213h 39m 22s-09° 20’ 43”
StarHIP 669268.09413h 42m 57s-11° 18’ 07”
StarHIP 663358.146213h 35m 42s-10° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 668034.874413h 41m 36s-08° 42’ 11”
StarHIP 665358.934613h 38m 19s-09° 05’ 29”
GalaxyPGC 4821311.613h 38m 29s-10° 42’ 15”
GalaxyPGC 4817912.813h 38m 10s-09° 48’ 14”

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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