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Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky

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: 3.18 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Sun 06h 45m 20s +23° 01’ 33” 1,887.3” -26.71 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Moon 09h 31m 34s +19° 31’ 12” 1,780.1” -7.32 Cancer Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 04h 39m 09s +20° 48’ 49” 11.8” -3.88 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 00h 28m 52s +01° 42’ 11” 40.1” -2.43 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 05h 36m 59s +22° 36’ 56” 5.8” -0.88 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 01h 46m 03s +09° 00’ 36” 7.3” 0.45 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 21h 48m 10s -14° 33’ 04” 17.6” 0.54 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 03h 00m 34s +16° 42’ 25” 3.4” 5.85 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 43m 58s -03° 01’ 24” 2.3” 7.74 Pisces Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
5.8”
Venus
11.8”
Mars
7.3”
Jupiter
40.1”
Saturn
17.6”
Uranus
3.4”
Neptune
2.3”

Images credits: NASA-APL - NASA.

Bright Comets Today

These are the brightest comets currently visible in the sky. The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication.

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 (212)

Comet R.A. Decl. Magnitude (Observed)Mag Obs Magnitude (Estimated)Mag Pred Coma DiameterComa Diam ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 17h 22m 38s +01° 19’ 16” - 10.80 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 P4 (ATLAS) 08h 40m 37s +36° 12’ 48” - 11.84 - Lynx Lyn Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 E3 (ZTF) 08h 53m 33s -58° 58’ 43” - 12.53 - Carina Car Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) 08h 05m 26s +04° 39’ 47” - 13.71 - Canis Minoris CMi Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 12h 05m 05s -04° 59’ 18” - 13.79 - Virgo Vir Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 V2 (ZTF) 09h 52m 56s +55° 17’ 55” - 13.81 - Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 18h 57m 15s +32° 08’ 48” - 13.85 - Lyra Lyr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) 18h 05m 51s +14° 40’ 23” - 14.27 - Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 51P/Harrington 22h 18m 33s -17° 26’ 01” - 14.36 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 18h 48m 13s -31° 42’ 12” - 14.40 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 22P/Kopff 01h 03m 02s +02° 50’ 48” - 14.80 - Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) 14h 35m 56s +58° 42’ 22” - 14.95 - Draco Dra Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 11h 02m 49s +13° 34’ 01” - 15.33 - Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 116P/Wild 4 11h 04m 24s +06° 39’ 36” - 15.48 - Leo Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS) 06h 39m 58s -39° 26’ 25” - 15.56 - Puppis Pup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 5D/Brorsen (Lost) 23h 27m 49s -23° 24’ 35” - 15.57 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9P/Tempel 1 23h 11m 17s -21° 38’ 45” - 15.63 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 16h 13m 46s -14° 50’ 48” - 15.73 - Scorpius Sco Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 T2 (Fuls) 06h 24m 33s -50° 38’ 21” - 16.12 - Puppis Pup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 A1 (Leonard) 16h 39m 22s -31° 23’ 30” - 16.16 - Scorpius Sco Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

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 dwarf planets (79)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 22h 41m 07s -14° 09’ 18” 6.91 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 07h 30m 49s +26° 09’ 22” 8.54 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 04h 03m 53s -01° 28’ 38” 9.50 Eridanus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 23h 11m 20s +01° 50’ 49” 9.60 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 14 Irene 19h 07m 44s -27° 00’ 49” 9.86 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9 Metis 20h 21m 46s -25° 53’ 38” 10.08 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29 Amphitrite 16h 29m 09s -31° 04’ 59” 10.16 Scorpius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 05h 02m 07s +12° 43’ 48” 10.17 Orion Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 192 Nausikaa 20h 34m 12s -28° 27’ 30” 10.29 Microscopium Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 10 Hygiea 13h 58m 31s -16° 01’ 42” 10.57 Virgo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Active Meteor Showers Today

This is a list of the currently active meteor showers. The celestial coordinates refer to the meteor shower radiant position, i.e. the point in the sky where the meteors appear to come from. The ZHR value refers to the Zenithal Hourly Rate, i.e. the average number of meteors an individual observer could see in an hour, assuming perfectly dark sky conditions. This number is an estimate, the actual number an observer could see depends on the actual intensity of the shower (which can be highly variable) and on the actual sky conditions. Clicking on the blue square icon will bring you to a sky map showing the radiant position. The data used here is derived from Wikipedia.

Name Peak Radiant R.A. Radiant Decl. ZHR Rating Parent Object Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon June Bootids 27 Jun 14h 54m +48° variable bright Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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