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Popular objects this week

Popular objects this week

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: 4.03 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 15h 08m 11s -16° 33’ 25” -3.89 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 14h 28m 23s -13° 35’ 10” -1.69 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 17h 26m 30s -25° 44’ 17” -0.39 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 45m 22s -22° 26’ 49” 1.44 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 13h 13m 28s -06° 36’ 42” 1.72 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 33m 28s +09° 07’ 21” 5.71 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 22h 52m 05s -08° 12’ 52” 7.88 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 (108)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 24P/Schaumasse 12h 35m 16s +05° 40’ 35” 9.47 Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 11h 26m 50s +10° 01’ 28” 11.43 Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) 05h 12m 56s +03° 59’ 02” 13.09 Orion Ori Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 19h 05m 34s -57° 03’ 08” 13.39 Pavo Pav Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1) 04h 08m 35s +83° 49’ 51” 13.39 Cepheus Cep Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 96P/Machholz 16h 33m 48s -11° 05’ 59” 13.71 Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 02h 58m 22s +17° 33’ 06” 14.32 Aries Ari Show sky map
object currently below the horizon P/2010 H2 (Vales) 14h 22m 59s -07° 09’ 35” 14.82 Virgo Vir Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 13m 11s -13° 49’ 17” 14.93 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 08h 54m 41s -02° 59’ 18” 15.12 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 (54)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 01h 51m 07s +17° 51’ 57” 7.45 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 14h 11m 12s -07° 44’ 35” 7.93 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 09h 23m 11s +22° 51’ 17” 8.18 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 02h 46m 01s -27° 56’ 44” 8.29 Fornax Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 20 Massalia 06h 03m 25s +22° 27’ 41” 9.15 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 8 Flora 07h 22m 27s +18° 02’ 25” 9.17 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 324 Dembowska 04h 33m 48s +29° 25’ 49” 9.64 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 19h 20m 16s -20° 01’ 36” 10.44 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 19h 25m 19s -14° 24’ 53” 10.80 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 14 Irene 15h 56m 35s -17° 36’ 00” 10.87 Libra Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]