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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: 26.32 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 00h 04m 47s +09° 35’ 34” -4.21 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 13h 15m 17s -06° 15’ 51” -2.44 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 01h 14m 41s +09° 14’ 46” -0.95 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 17h 48m 55s -22° 04’ 50” 1.36 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 02h 32m 09s +15° 17’ 04” 1.44 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 26m 17s +08° 27’ 00” 5.91 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 56m 08s -07° 43’ 28” 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 (109)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon Encke's Comet 22h 36m 23s -16° 48’ 00” 7.79 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 16h 32m 07s +47° 25’ 50” 8.85 Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 11h 39m 49s +58° 49’ 21” 8.98 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 15m 30s -16° 27’ 09” 14.93 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 14h 01m 34s -34° 12’ 17” 15.19 Centaurus Cen Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 22h 31m 13s -15° 13’ 48” 15.37 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 E1 (Borisov) 21h 18m 31s -07° 05’ 37” 15.58 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 23h 41m 05s +11° 29’ 01” 15.69 Pegasus Peg Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 19h 11m 30s +04° 16’ 28” 15.92 Aquila Aql Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) 08h 25m 52s +03° 11’ 46” 16.71 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 less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 07h 33m 52s +26° 12’ 47” 7.50 Gemini Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 02h 56m 52s +13° 38’ 37” 9.05 Aries Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 05m 42s +27° 09’ 59” 9.56 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 10h 41m 12s +09° 50’ 17” 9.64 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 10h 10m 19s +20° 46’ 28” 9.78 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 09h 34m 35s +01° 59’ 12” 9.82 Hydra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 23h 54m 50s -02° 08’ 50” 9.84 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 22h 01m 23s -08° 28’ 02” 10.49 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 12 Victoria 14h 00m 52s -20° 17’ 51” 10.55 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 23h 42m 29s -05° 30’ 04” 10.63 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]