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Current Solar System Configuration

This interactive 3D model shows the today's configuration of the major bodies of the Solar System along their orbits. It is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. For more advanced features, check out our 3D Solar System Simulator. Please provide us feedback!

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The Sun and the Moon Today

Here is how the Sun and the Moon look like today.

Credit: NASA SOHO Observatory
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waning Crescent  Age: 23.32 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map

The Planets Today

Key information about the Planets today. Click each row to go to each planet's detail page. Click the blue 'full screen' icon () to view an accurate deep sky chart showing the planet's current position.

Planet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 06h 58m 15s +23° 35’ 02” -3.91 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 11h 12m 24s +06° 24’ 49” -1.88 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 15h 18m 55s -20° 58’ 24” -1.45 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 05h 48m 45s +23° 33’ 59” -1.38 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 16h 39m 08s -20° 21’ 49” 1.04 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 29m 22s +08° 42’ 23” 5.85 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 53m 58s -07° 56’ 30” 7.86 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Bright Comets Today

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. Also check the full list of tracked comets (97)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 17h 43m 17s -49° 07’ 06” 8.26 Ara Ara Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 53P/Van Biesbroeck 21h 16m 05s -11° 07’ 15” 13.27 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 81P/Wild 2 09h 29m 20s +16° 01’ 34” 13.30 Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 15h 24m 13s +56° 37’ 59” 14.00 Draco Dra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 43m 01s -25° 37’ 52” 14.38 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 05h 39m 20s +47° 06’ 41” 14.49 Auriga Aur Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 116P/Wild 4 15h 18m 00s -22° 28’ 26” 14.69 Libra Lib Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS) 06h 34m 21s -45° 14’ 35” 15.11 Puppis Pup Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9P/Tempel 1 12h 32m 04s +02° 07’ 17” 15.13 Virgo Vir Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) 11h 16m 10s +24° 48’ 53” 15.15 Leo Leo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Bright Asteroids Today

These are the top 10 brightest 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. Also check the full list of tracked asteroids and dward planets (41)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 05h 10m 46s +20° 06’ 21” 8.41 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 01h 47m 44s +00° 41’ 23” 9.14 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 8 Flora 17h 02m 22s -18° 24’ 59” 9.66 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 57m 38s +14° 09’ 26” 9.91 Pegasus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 15h 59m 09s -21° 20’ 19” 9.93 Scorpius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 06h 32m 14s +25° 31’ 07” 9.94 Gemini Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 18 Melpomene 00h 46m 29s +03° 06’ 54” 10.18 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 06h 42m 09s +27° 15’ 28” 10.65 Gemini Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 20 Massalia 21h 11m 53s -15° 06’ 11” 10.70 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9 Metis 05h 31m 02s +23° 47’ 11” 10.81 Taurus Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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