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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: 26.09 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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 23h 47m 55s +01° 37’ 44” -4.74 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 13h 01m 37s -04° 52’ 27” -2.44 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 48m 24s -22° 02’ 56” 1.21 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 03h 55m 28s +20° 58’ 03” 1.57 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 01h 42m 29s +11° 27’ 47” 5.29 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 32m 32s +09° 03’ 55” 5.91 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 22h 59m 38s -07° 22’ 42” 7.94 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 (111)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 16h 08m 19s +45° 54’ 27” 7.86 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 17h 48m 36s +47° 18’ 33” 9.12 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 22h 20m 36s -05° 46’ 50” 9.53 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Encke's Comet 22h 44m 26s -17° 34’ 43” 12.78 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) 01h 15m 19s +36° 46’ 34” 13.46 Andromeda And Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 31m 44s -14° 52’ 40” 14.79 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 00h 03m 09s +18° 58’ 05” 15.40 Pegasus Peg Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 13h 14m 43s -30° 30’ 23” 15.45 Centaurus Cen Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 23h 38m 05s -08° 40’ 51” 15.48 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 19h 01m 33s +10° 06’ 11” 15.52 Aquila Aql 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 07h 59m 59s +25° 14’ 11” 7.86 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 03h 41m 45s +17° 34’ 21” 8.95 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 12 Victoria 13h 36m 38s -16° 52’ 22” 9.82 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 00h 36m 24s -00° 09’ 42” 10.04 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 14 Irene 10h 08m 40s +24° 47’ 05” 10.14 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 18h 12m 14s -05° 37’ 01” 10.21 Serpens Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29 Amphitrite 10h 30m 31s +09° 39’ 08” 10.29 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 22h 55m 08s -02° 33’ 42” 10.38 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 15 Eunomia 09h 33m 00s +02° 52’ 28” 10.39 Hydra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9 Metis 10h 08m 54s +19° 12’ 59” 10.48 Leo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]