Online Sky Maps and Ephemeris for Solar System Objects

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Find relevant information about Planets, Asteroids, Comets, Interplanetary Probes. Use our Observing Guide to plan observations of the Solar System objects visible from your location. Use our Online Planetarium to create sky maps from any location and date up to tye year 2035.

The Sun and the Moon Today

Credit: NASA SOHO Observatory
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waning Gibbous  Age: 18.83 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map

3D Solar Sistem Orbits Viewer

This interactive 3d Solar System orbits visualizer shows the current positions of planets along their orbits. It is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

3D Solar Sistem Orbits Viewer. Left-click and drag to change the viewing angles; Right-click and drag to pan; Pinch or mouse-wheel to zoom.

The Planets Tonight

Click on each line to go to the planet's detail page, or click the blue 'full screen' icon () to view an accurate deep sky chart showing the planet's current position in real time (go to the major bodies section...).

Planet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 03h 59m 54s +20° 06’ 03” -3.94 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 11h 00m 59s +07° 42’ 55” -2.09 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 15h 51m 05s -21° 31’ 15” -2.05 Scorpius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 16h 49m 16s -20° 37’ 09” 0.94 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 02h 52m 57s +12° 47’ 23” 1.57 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 24m 50s +08° 16’ 25” 5.90 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 22h 53m 48s -07° 56’ 03” 7.90 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Bright Comets Visible Tonight

These are the top 10 brightest comets currently visible in the sky. Please keep in mind that, since comets are highly dynamic objects, the magnitude reported here is an approximation that sometimes can be largely different from the actual value. Click on each line to go to the comet's detail page, or click the blue 'full screen' icon () to view an accurate deep sky chart showing the comet's current position in real time (see all the 93 tracked comets...).

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 23h 00m 18s -12° 33’ 45” 8.73 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 81P/Wild 2 07h 57m 07s +21° 08’ 28” 13.49 Gemini Gem Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 53P/Van Biesbroeck 21h 02m 53s -11° 27’ 50” 13.53 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 17h 00m 30s +70° 20’ 55” 13.75 Draco Dra Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 05h 11m 42s +46° 38’ 30” 13.84 Auriga Aur Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 116P/Wild 4 15h 31m 09s -23° 05’ 54” 14.00 Libra Lib Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) 10h 59m 34s +37° 24’ 12” 14.11 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 104P/Kowal 2 06h 52m 16s +16° 09’ 25” 14.25 Gemini Gem Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 54m 33s -25° 18’ 30” 14.51 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS) 16h 21m 44s -39° 51’ 56” 14.80 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
» Full list of tracked comets...
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Bright Asteroids Visible Tonight

Click on each line to go to the asteroids's detail page, or click the blue 'full screen' icon () to view an accurate deep sky chart showing the asteroids's current position in real time (see all the 40 tracked asteroids...)..

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 04h 10m 10s +17° 39’ 12” 8.16 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 01h 08m 19s -02° 19’ 04” 9.29 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 16h 29m 51s -23° 34’ 24” 9.35 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 8 Flora 17h 38m 24s -17° 49’ 16” 9.74 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 05h 19m 13s +26° 43’ 20” 10.14 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 53m 50s +12° 27’ 33” 10.31 Pegasus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 14h 15m 33s +01° 10’ 57” 10.39 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 04h 13m 01s +20° 54’ 41” 10.40 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 18 Melpomene 23h 41m 00s -01° 09’ 31” 10.61 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 10 Hygiea 11h 17m 29s -00° 20’ 05” 10.65 Leo Show sky map
» Full list of tracked asteroids...
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]