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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: 24.28 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 09h 32m 41s +16° 06’ 36” -3.85 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 11h 29m 46s +04° 30’ 00” -1.75 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 15h 40m 23s -22° 30’ 56” -0.83 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 09h 57m 46s +13° 28’ 50” -0.27 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 16h 33m 22s -20° 15’ 47” 1.21 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 30m 50s +08° 50’ 07” 5.79 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 22h 52m 18s -08° 07’ 44” 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 (99)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 14h 32m 13s -33° 36’ 00” 10.78 Centaurus Cen Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 53P/Van Biesbroeck 21h 07m 03s -13° 06’ 53” 13.27 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 81P/Wild 2 10h 53m 35s +08° 49’ 26” 13.36 Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 27m 55s -25° 48’ 11” 14.37 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 15h 08m 31s +40° 45’ 39” 14.40 Bootes Boo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 08h 16m 14s +12° 59’ 06” 14.72 Cancer Cnc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 09h 10m 37s +53° 04’ 01” 14.80 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 05h 57m 54s +48° 31’ 49” 14.87 Auriga Aur Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) 00h 49m 50s +45° 23’ 53” 15.04 Andromeda And Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS) 08h 32m 22s -54° 14’ 49” 15.20 Carina Car 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 (42)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 06h 04m 21s +21° 01’ 04” 8.48 Orion Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 02h 14m 27s +02° 01’ 11” 8.86 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 44m 06s +12° 59’ 49” 9.45 Pegasus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 18 Melpomene 01h 39m 31s +04° 53’ 40” 9.67 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 20 Massalia 20h 48m 58s -16° 38’ 51” 9.99 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 19 Fortuna 21h 28m 59s -12° 01’ 39” 10.07 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 8 Flora 16h 45m 11s -19° 36’ 18” 10.23 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 15 Eunomia 07h 33m 14s +22° 53’ 16” 10.29 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 15h 52m 17s -20° 11’ 38” 10.44 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 11 Parthenope 00h 51m 29s +00° 52’ 46” 10.47 Cetus Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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