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 214595.99804h 36m 29s+23° 20’ 27”
StarHIP 212467.770604h 33m 28s+24° 16’ 45”
StarHIP 217888.76604h 40m 49s+23° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 218138.380804h 41m 08s+25° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 215327.37204h 37m 24s+25° 43’ 38”
StarHIP 215918.965804h 38m 09s+24° 33’ 13”
StarHIP 219616.10204h 43m 13s+24° 05’ 20”
StarHIP 211747.441204h 32m 21s+25° 11’ 08”
StarHIP 216896.195804h 39m 23s+25° 13’ 05”
StarHIP 218637.148204h 42m 04s+24° 00’ 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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