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: Last Quarter  Age: 22.64 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map

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 01h 55m 23s +10° 28’ 25” -3.87 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 11h 00m 01s +07° 54’ 32” -2.26 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 16h 23m 08s -21° 39’ 02” -1.46 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 16h 56m 20s -20° 48’ 51” 1.08 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 03h 20m 58s +20° 38’ 43” 2.91 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 19m 59s +07° 47’ 43” 5.92 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 52m 12s -08° 04’ 55” 7.93 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
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 23h 28m 10s -01° 54’ 53” 10.07 Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 04h 48m 49s +47° 15’ 54” 13.17 Perseus Per Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 104P/Kowal 2 05h 13m 36s +17° 26’ 10” 13.38 Taurus Tau Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) 11h 02m 13s +49° 35’ 01” 13.50 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 19h 06m 54s +72° 03’ 14” 13.69 Draco Dra Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 81P/Wild 2 06h 53m 25s +22° 40’ 37” 13.72 Gemini Gem Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 116P/Wild 4 15h 51m 11s -23° 25’ 40” 13.76 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 53P/Van Biesbroeck 20h 36m 30s -13° 07’ 52” 13.80 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS) 16h 36m 47s -37° 36’ 12” 14.52 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 55m 07s -25° 16’ 25” 14.66 Sagittarius Sgr 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 34 tracked asteroids...)..

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 03h 25m 11s +14° 49’ 23” 8.31 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 00h 34m 31s -05° 24’ 20” 9.28 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 16h 52m 18s -24° 46’ 28” 10.03 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 14h 33m 52s -00° 27’ 20” 10.04 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 04h 22m 20s +26° 19’ 15” 10.18 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 10 Hygiea 11h 12m 06s -00° 23’ 16” 10.26 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 17h 52m 56s -17° 49’ 06” 10.36 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 11h 41m 49s +17° 37’ 41” 10.49 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 39m 12s +10° 09’ 05” 10.49 Pegasus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 03h 16m 20s +17° 17’ 07” 10.76 Aries Show sky map
» Full list of tracked asteroids...
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]