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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, SDO, and the HMI Science Team
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 2.32 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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 05h 28m 53s +21° 21’ 16” -4.03 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 13h 00m 33s -05° 08’ 57” -1.90 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 10h 04m 47s +11° 21’ 51” 0.16 Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 17h 24m 06s -21° 54’ 28” 1.14 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 08h 22m 11s +20° 33’ 18” 1.68 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 01h 45m 49s +10° 18’ 30” 5.80 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 01m 04s -07° 17’ 26” 7.84 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 (119)

Comet R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 14h 20m 44s -28° 06’ 28” 9.51 Hydra Hya Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 03h 17m 47s +22° 14’ 26” 11.84 Aries Ari Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 25D/Neujmin 2 05h 13m 05s +19° 29’ 40” 14.34 Taurus Tau Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 21h 30m 47s -13° 39’ 14” 14.39 Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 00h 39m 24s +52° 06’ 14” 14.74 Cassiopeia Cas Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 213P/Van Ness 18h 55m 37s -29° 29’ 15” 14.84 Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 16h 50m 37s +23° 39’ 30” 14.86 Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 65P/Gunn 15h 44m 09s -22° 51’ 42” 15.11 Libra Lib Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) 04h 55m 49s -05° 14’ 31” 15.14 Eridanus Eri Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 217P/LINEAR 04h 20m 56s +10° 35’ 36” 15.44 Taurus Tau 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 10h 27m 37s +14° 41’ 36” 8.14 Leo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 06h 26m 23s +24° 08’ 19” 8.89 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 7 Iris 01h 31m 35s +16° 51’ 33” 9.30 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 17h 13m 28s -07° 30’ 46” 9.54 Ophiucus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 02h 40m 11s -00° 33’ 01” 9.57 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 10 Hygiea 18h 15m 22s -23° 22’ 43” 9.82 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 18h 21m 28s -06° 16’ 17” 9.90 Scutum Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 324 Bamberga 17h 36m 28s -36° 22’ 27” 10.58 Scorpius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 8 Flora 04h 19m 05s +16° 37’ 19” 10.58 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 14 Irene 12h 08m 55s +06° 36’ 50” 11.11 Virgo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]