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Current Solar System Configuration

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The Sun and the Moon Today

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

Credit: NASA, SDO, and the HMI Science Team
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waning Crescent  Age: 24.67 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Sun 02h 53m 27s +16° 34’ 29” 1,901.9” -26.72 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Moon 23h 17m 44s -10° 49’ 20” 1,810.1” -8.65 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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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. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 03h 36m 43s +19° 13’ 54” 9.9” -3.88 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 22h 04m 51s -12° 36’ 35” 37.2” -2.25 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 04h 05m 11s +23° 01’ 08” 6.3” -0.70 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 21h 02m 31s -17° 28’ 56” 16.3” 1.34 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 06h 33m 21s +24° 39’ 04” 4.5” 1.59 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 02h 33m 41s +14° 39’ 10” 3.4” 5.88 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 23h 33m 13s -04° 04’ 46” 2.2” 7.93 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
6.3”
Venus
9.9”
Mars
4.5”
Jupiter
37.2”
Saturn
16.3”
Uranus
3.4”
Neptune
2.2”

Images credits: NASA-APL - NASA.

Bright Comets Today

These are the brightest comets currently visible in the sky. The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication.

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 (196)

Comet R.A. Decl. Magnitude (Observed)Mag Obs Magnitude (Estimated)Mag Pred Coma DiameterComa Diam ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) 12h 43m 54s +31° 27’ 42” 9.4 13.93 7.7' Canes Venatici CVn Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 T2 (Palomar) 13h 42m 41s +31° 16’ 24” 11.0 13.88 4.5' Canes Venatici CVn Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 7P/Pons-Winnecke 19h 51m 42s +02° 08’ 58” 13.0 14.67 3.6' Aquila Aql Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) 03h 26m 54s +50° 40’ 12” 13.1 14.53 1.6' Perseus Per Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 D1 (SWAN) 05h 14m 23s +33° 32’ 05” 13.3 16.43 2.6' Auriga Aur Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15P/Finlay 22h 39m 03s -16° 04’ 33” - 13.53 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 18h 18m 35s +42° 24’ 48” 13.8 14.79 1.9' Lyra Lyr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) 15h 53m 04s -32° 39’ 37” - 14.16 - Lupus Lup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2019 N1 (ATLAS) 04h 26m 53s -56° 47’ 31” 14.3 14.98 0.9' Dorado Dor Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 08h 13m 51s -28° 24’ 40” 14.5 15.53 0.3' Puppis Pup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 246P/NEAT 19h 27m 05s -26° 25’ 50” - 14.67 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2019 F1 (ATLAS-Africano) 20h 36m 49s -75° 07’ 13” - 14.70 - Octans Oct Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 75D/Kohoutek (Lost) 06h 08m 06s +21° 27’ 55” - 15.10 - Orion Ori Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 F5 (MASTER) 23h 25m 31s -37° 02’ 49” - 15.49 - Grus Gru Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 S8 (Lemmon) 13h 16m 06s +08° 28’ 05” 15.5 17.00 1.0' Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 297P/Beshore 18h 53m 11s -18° 57’ 56” - 15.78 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 156P/Russell-LINEAR 07h 14m 34s +37° 29’ 30” 15.8 20.69 0.9' Auriga Aur Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 18h 53m 12s -18° 57’ 56” - 15.80 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4P/Faye 23h 45m 57s +02° 38’ 22” - 16.04 - Pisces Psc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 17h 27m 00s -43° 37’ 18” - 16.04 - Scorpius Sco Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

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 dwarf planets (79)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 10h 50m 52s +17° 25’ 17” 6.88 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 01h 57m 12s +04° 48’ 13” 9.13 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 01h 17m 19s +11° 58’ 33” 9.95 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 19h 55m 19s -07° 50’ 36” 10.19 Aquila Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9 Metis 12h 39m 43s +02° 27’ 07” 10.22 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 17h 29m 51s -05° 54’ 31” 10.46 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 22h 54m 06s +06° 31’ 58” 10.55 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 08h 17m 39s +13° 20’ 32” 10.56 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 12 Victoria 20h 09m 38s -13° 18’ 15” 10.56 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29 Amphitrite 10h 03m 35s +12° 40’ 12” 10.69 Leo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Active Meteor Showers Today

This is a list of the currently active meteor showers. The celestial coordinates refer to the meteor shower radiant position, i.e. the point in the sky where the meteors appear to come from. The ZHR value refers to the Zenithal Hourly Rate, i.e. the average number of meteors an individual observer could see in an hour, assuming perfectly dark sky conditions. This number is an estimate, the actual number an observer could see depends on the actual intensity of the shower (which can be highly variable) and on the actual sky conditions. Clicking on the blue square icon will bring you to a sky map showing the radiant position. The data used here is derived from Wikipedia.

Name Peak Radiant R.A. Radiant Decl. ZHR Rating Parent Object Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Eta Aquariids 6 May 22h 30m -01° 50 bright 1P/Halley Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Eta Lyrids 9 May 19h 06m +44° 3 medium Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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