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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 Crescent  Age: 3.82 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 23h 58m 52s +01° 29’ 41” -4.74 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 12h 58m 54s -04° 36’ 30” -2.42 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 47m 29s -22° 02’ 25” 1.17 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 04h 13m 59s +21° 51’ 46” 1.59 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 01h 32m 43s +08° 37’ 45” 2.85 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 33m 53s +09° 11’ 48” 5.91 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 00m 15s -07° 19’ 07” 7.93 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 greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 15h 56m 11s +44° 18’ 57” 7.65 Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 22h 50m 19s -02° 25’ 49” 9.48 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 18h 09m 36s +40° 39’ 35” 9.49 Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Encke's Comet 22h 48m 17s -17° 18’ 51” 13.48 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) 01h 54m 42s +34° 57’ 14” 14.02 Triangulum Tri Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 34m 24s -14° 35’ 19” 14.75 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 00h 07m 50s +20° 45’ 01” 15.32 Pegasus Peg Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 18h 57m 07s +11° 30’ 15” 15.42 Aquila Aql Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 23h 51m 26s -07° 17’ 25” 15.51 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 13h 05m 49s -29° 27’ 00” 15.54 Hydra Hya 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 greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 08h 07m 49s +24° 52’ 22” 7.93 Cancer Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 03h 52m 10s +18° 20’ 15” 8.90 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 12 Victoria 13h 30m 44s -15° 49’ 34” 9.93 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 00h 45m 27s +00° 12’ 46” 10.06 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 18h 12m 46s -05° 08’ 50” 10.08 Serpens Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 12m 42s +23° 55’ 32” 10.25 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 23h 06m 38s -01° 12’ 20” 10.33 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 10 Hygiea 18h 59m 52s -24° 15’ 32” 10.39 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 10h 31m 09s +09° 21’ 49” 10.42 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 09h 35m 13s +02° 53’ 23” 10.50 Hydra Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]