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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: Waxing Gibbous  Age: 11.37 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 20h 26m 44s -21° 33’ 46” -4.25 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 13h 09m 01s -06° 01’ 01” -1.83 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 18h 43m 45s -25° 03’ 06” -0.51 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 21h 45m 00s -14° 51’ 25” 0.72 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 11m 18s -21° 39’ 54” 1.35 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 16m 31s +07° 25’ 18” 5.76 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 44m 11s -08° 56’ 30” 7.91 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 (106)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 19h 54m 35s -23° 27’ 35” 9.75 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 13h 47m 44s +44° 21’ 15” 11.97 Canes CVn Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 15h 02m 56s -31° 12’ 24” 14.68 Lupus Lup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 19h 53m 18s -22° 27’ 45” 15.00 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 17h 34m 07s -26° 28’ 33” 15.49 Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 14h 59m 11s -18° 38’ 51” 15.83 Libra Lib Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) 15h 14m 54s +35° 26’ 39” 15.96 Bootes Boo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Encke's Comet 22h 52m 44s +04° 16’ 04” 16.09 Pisces Psc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 22h 48m 03s -08° 32’ 32” 16.20 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 03h 40m 41s +54° 59’ 25” 16.22 Camelopardalis Cam 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 (48)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 08h 30m 54s +19° 52’ 30” 7.12 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 01h 31m 02s -00° 24’ 33” 8.27 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 18 Melpomene 02h 03m 37s -05° 41’ 09” 9.07 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 10h 31m 13s +03° 17’ 09” 10.20 Sextans Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 21h 41m 40s -06° 19’ 40” 10.31 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 10h 46m 16s +14° 25’ 05” 10.40 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 13 Egeria 08h 06m 20s +42° 39’ 50” 10.42 Lynx Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 31m 13s +17° 41’ 34” 10.54 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 79 Eurynome 02h 19m 54s +09° 49’ 12” 10.62 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 11h 14m 35s +08° 55’ 35” 10.67 Leo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]