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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: 3.59 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 01h 23m 32s +06° 41’ 12” -4.49 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 12h 50m 44s -03° 51’ 52” -2.27 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 02h 52m 49s +13° 39’ 45” -0.19 Aries Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 17h 40m 39s -21° 59’ 36” 1.00 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 05h 39m 11s +24° 12’ 10” 1.67 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 39m 36s +09° 44’ 28” 5.89 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 02m 09s -07° 08’ 27” 7.90 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 (116)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 14h 50m 15s +25° 43’ 41” 6.94 Bootes Boo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 00h 48m 13s +10° 42’ 42” 9.86 Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 18h 30m 41s +16° 54’ 44” 11.82 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 71P/Clark 16h 37m 16s -26° 21’ 30” 13.11 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 41m 45s -13° 36’ 58” 14.57 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 213P/Van Ness 19h 28m 49s -33° 13’ 51” 14.63 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 65P/Gunn 16h 05m 12s -21° 31’ 30” 14.85 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 00h 27m 26s +29° 42’ 36” 14.97 Andromeda And Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 18h 24m 57s +17° 53’ 40” 15.07 Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 00h 46m 55s -01° 28’ 07” 15.63 Cetus Cet 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 08h 49m 43s +22° 31’ 17” 8.11 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 04h 41m 59s +21° 17’ 38” 8.58 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 18h 01m 34s -03° 39’ 52” 9.46 Serpens Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 10 Hygiea 18h 57m 47s -23° 56’ 41” 9.88 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 01h 26m 21s +01° 25’ 21” 10.04 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 23h 57m 59s +05° 06’ 53” 10.10 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 3 Juno 19h 05m 25s -05° 20’ 41” 10.24 Aquila Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 12 Victoria 13h 14m 24s -11° 30’ 18” 10.47 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 42m 07s +19° 01’ 58” 10.66 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 02h 07m 00s +08° 23’ 23” 10.73 Pisces Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]