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Where is Mars?

Mars is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 17h 58m 27s and the Declination is -23° 50’ 13”.

17h 58m 27s
-23° 50’ 13”
Sagittarius
  • Mars is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, Mars is visible to the naked eye, easy and bright under dark skyes, might be more difficult from heavily light pollyuted areas.
  • See also Mars rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Mars is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Mars are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Mars in Sagittarius on January, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Mars