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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 Gibbous  Age: 19.71 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 23h 01m 46s -06° 16’ 06” -4.59 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 13h 24m 25s -07° 25’ 25” -2.05 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 18h 13m 36s -21° 42’ 07” -0.21 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 23h 29m 56s -03° 54’ 04” 1.01 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 17h 29m 27s -21° 58’ 07” 1.45 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 16m 32s +07° 26’ 51” 5.82 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 22h 47m 10s -08° 37’ 53” 7.95 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 (107)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 21h 09m 28s -14° 03’ 44” 7.00 Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) 19h 05m 30s -23° 59’ 47” 7.75 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 15h 06m 48s +44° 10’ 20” 10.92 Bootes Boo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Encke's Comet 23h 17m 38s +05° 02’ 22” 12.04 Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 15h 05m 54s -33° 30’ 42” 14.95 Lupus Lup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 20h 23m 33s -20° 31’ 22” 15.06 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 19h 26m 04s -26° 14’ 53” 15.33 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 09h 27m 20s +08° 10’ 42” 15.96 Leo Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 22h 57m 47s -02° 18’ 59” 16.11 Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 16h 10m 06s -20° 48’ 08” 16.52 Scorpius Sco 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 (49)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 08h 03m 03s +23° 19’ 10” 6.25 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 01h 42m 40s +03° 47’ 39” 8.77 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 10h 27m 51s +00° 08’ 02” 9.66 Sextans Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 10h 48m 47s +20° 21’ 44” 9.67 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 9 Metis 11h 00m 49s +15° 26’ 36” 9.72 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 18 Melpomene 02h 34m 21s +01° 28’ 46” 9.95 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 11h 29m 06s +07° 07’ 51” 10.08 Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 13 Egeria 07h 28m 29s +47° 48’ 57” 10.10 Lynx Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 19h 53m 36s -18° 26’ 59” 10.26 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 22h 24m 18s -06° 07’ 59” 10.30 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]