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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 223348.216204h 48m 35s+24° 44’ 35”
StarHIP 220968.973604h 45m 18s+24° 24’ 36”
StarHIP 221878.105204h 46m 22s+23° 40’ 30”
StarHIP 227927.490804h 54m 12s+23° 59’ 56”
StarHIP 225578.804h 51m 14s+24° 17’ 27”
StarHIP 221286.329204h 45m 42s+23° 37’ 40”
StarHIP 226538.459204h 52m 22s+23° 45’ 05”
StarHIP 226108.704204h 51m 52s+23° 21’ 16”
StarHIP 224468.451204h 49m 48s+23° 23’ 45”
StarHIP 220136.918204h 43m 54s+22° 56’ 40”
StarHIP 227436.462204h 53m 34s+23° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 219616.10204h 43m 13s+24° 05’ 20”
StarHIP 227297.580404h 53m 22s+24° 10’ 38”

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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