Where is Mars on theskylive.com?*
Mars is the 4th planet from the sun in the solar system, but where is it in earth’s night sky? Is it up? Or is it hiding on the other side of earth? When it’s up in the night sky, Mars with its red color can be a prominent bright object in the southern sky, but its brightness is variable throughout the year.
*Location is set for Greenwich, UK. For accurate Rise/Set times adjust your location.




From its blood-like hue to its potential to sustain life, Mars has intrigued humankind for thousands of years. Learn how the red planet formed from gas and dust and what its polar ice caps mean for life as we know it.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest in the Solar System. Mars diameter is about the size of the width of China.

When viewed from Earth, Mars can reach an apparent magnitude of −2.94 to +1.86.




Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the ESA Rosetta spacecraft February 2007
Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the ESA Rosetta spacecraft February 2007.