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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, SDO, and the HMI Science Team
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 2.10 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 03h 12m 57s +15° 05’ 55” -4.23 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 12h 51m 15s -04° 03’ 06” -2.08 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 06h 42m 09s +24° 40’ 04” -1.73 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 17h 31m 55s -21° 56’ 27” 0.97 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 07h 00m 18s +23° 42’ 45” 1.70 Gemini Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 43m 42s +10° 07’ 18” 5.85 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 02m 26s -07° 07’ 58” 7.87 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 (119)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 14h 14m 55s -04° 28’ 26” 8.51 Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 02h 14m 16s +18° 21’ 18” 11.03 Aries Ari Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 40m 27s -13° 19’ 08” 14.51 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 17h 38m 51s +22° 23’ 50” 14.71 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 65P/Gunn 15h 46m 48s -21° 58’ 09” 14.89 Libra Lib Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 00h 40m 31s +39° 50’ 18” 15.07 Andromeda And Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 213P/Van Ness 19h 19m 51s -32° 22’ 25” 15.09 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 217P/LINEAR 02h 27m 15s +05° 51’ 39” 15.53 Cetus Cet Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) 04h 28m 43s -07° 34’ 27” 15.63 Eridanus Eri Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 01h 31m 06s +02° 58’ 47” 15.72 Pisces Psc 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 (51)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 09h 35m 54s +19° 12’ 04” 8.17 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 05h 32m 20s +23° 11’ 48” 8.71 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 17h 35m 33s -04° 18’ 41” 9.17 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 10 Hygiea 18h 38m 07s -23° 46’ 54” 9.25 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 00h 45m 27s +11° 06’ 37” 9.77 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 3 Juno 18h 46m 13s -04° 52’ 45” 9.80 Scutum Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 02h 04m 10s +01° 24’ 29” 9.88 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 324 Bamberga 18h 07m 57s -38° 39’ 26” 10.26 Corona Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 03h 11m 07s +13° 08’ 17” 10.68 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 5 Astraea 18h 48m 14s -17° 22’ 15” 10.85 Sagittarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]