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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: 28.65 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 less than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 00h 35m 06s +10° 07’ 44” -4.83 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 13h 24m 45s -07° 17’ 09” -2.31 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 22h 09m 11s -13° 39’ 38” -0.98 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 01h 17m 05s +08° 07’ 26” 1.28 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 44m 00s -22° 04’ 57” 1.44 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 21m 08s +07° 55’ 49” 5.89 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 52m 19s -08° 06’ 27” 7.96 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
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Encke's Comet 00h 08m 46s +06° 49’ 56” 7.71 Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 16h 12m 58s +45° 53’ 57” 9.74 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 09h 41m 00s +25° 05’ 11” 11.43 Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 11h 32m 08s +28° 09’ 30” 12.54 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 20h 55m 53s -18° 07’ 26” 15.02 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 14h 40m 06s -35° 06’ 19” 15.07 Centaurus Cen Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 21h 20m 36s -20° 53’ 11” 15.31 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 23h 21m 12s +05° 22’ 22” 15.90 Pisces Psc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 19h 09m 26s -00° 01’ 25” 16.25 Aquila Aql Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) 08h 44m 57s -01° 56’ 28” 16.66 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 07h 30m 18s +26° 01’ 50” 7.04 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 02h 20m 43s +09° 35’ 33” 9.03 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 25m 02s +26° 01’ 26” 9.03 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 10h 32m 25s +19° 38’ 41” 9.09 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 11h 05m 58s +08° 32’ 10” 9.21 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 09h 53m 54s +00° 30’ 32” 9.26 Sextans Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 23h 16m 41s -04° 03’ 56” 9.98 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 16 Psyche 11h 01m 31s +07° 12’ 14” 10.42 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 21h 09m 52s -13° 15’ 13” 10.49 Aquarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 22h 42m 09s -11° 19’ 47” 10.50 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]