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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: New Moon  Age: 0.34 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
object currently below the horizon Venus 14h 26m 11s -14° 42’ 58” -3.88 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 12h 18m 04s -00° 45’ 54” -1.67 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 11h 28m 18s +05° 03’ 30” -0.77 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 18h 10m 15s -25° 49’ 02” 0.07 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 16h 40m 15s -20° 43’ 13” 1.45 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 25m 28s +08° 17’ 23” 5.70 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 46m 08s -08° 45’ 58” 7.83 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 (104)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 14h 29m 35s -28° 00’ 14” 13.43 Hydra Hya Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 11h 15m 19s +48° 21’ 53” 13.67 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 81P/Wild 2 13h 47m 42s -08° 50’ 35” 14.21 Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 53P/Van Biesbroeck 20h 55m 44s -17° 24’ 23” 14.28 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 11h 49m 57s -04° 43’ 09” 14.34 Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 16m 14s -24° 56’ 28” 14.66 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) 19h 05m 59s -00° 38’ 23” 14.92 Aquila Aql Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 R3 (Borisov) 12h 23m 03s +16° 37’ 44” 15.01 Coma Com Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 05h 49m 29s +54° 33’ 22” 15.43 Auriga Aur Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 15h 41m 32s +14° 26’ 53” 15.66 Serpens Ser 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 (46)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 02h 18m 08s -00° 02’ 22” 7.75 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 07h 44m 56s +19° 52’ 17” 8.22 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 18 Melpomene 02h 33m 20s -02° 14’ 06” 8.24 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 11 Parthenope 00h 34m 12s -04° 13’ 20” 9.18 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 05m 57s +01° 31’ 14” 9.62 Aquarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 324 Dembowska 21h 13m 19s -26° 18’ 09” 10.35 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 09h 22m 29s +13° 55’ 10” 10.59 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 19 Fortuna 20h 52m 02s -15° 33’ 07” 10.86 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 16h 45m 10s -21° 12’ 28” 10.99 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 09h 00m 12s +20° 10’ 55” 11.00 Cancer Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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