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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: First Quarter  Age: 7.74 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 03h 42m 24s +20° 12’ 05” -3.86 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 15h 11m 50s -16° 31’ 21” -2.48 Libra Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 19h 24m 52s -23° 01’ 52” -0.19 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 00h 29m 07s +00° 51’ 31” 0.70 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 18h 38m 21s -22° 15’ 19” 1.28 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 01h 46m 42s +10° 27’ 05” 5.90 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 23h 07m 40s -06° 36’ 14” 7.94 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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) 19h 42m 12s -07° 09’ 33” 12.46 Aquila Aql Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) 07h 50m 49s +62° 50’ 38” 12.83 Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon P/2010 H2 (Vales) 16h 18m 25s -18° 31’ 41” 13.85 Scorpius Sco Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) 05h 01m 36s +41° 57’ 07” 14.01 Auriga Aur Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 14h 24m 58s +56° 16’ 41” 14.40 Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 22h 13m 49s -26° 54’ 07” 14.40 Pisces Austrinus PsA Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 24P/Schaumasse 16h 38m 23s -13° 28’ 34” 14.53 Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) 02h 18m 41s +30° 54’ 52” 14.94 Triangulum Tri Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 13h 51m 59s +05° 33’ 00” 14.98 Virgo Vir Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 22h 56m 37s -02° 56’ 16” 15.07 Pisces Psc 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 (61)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 18h 15m 38s -17° 30’ 56” 6.63 Sagittarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 08h 57m 05s +29° 08’ 26” 8.28 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 05h 00m 11s -04° 09’ 09” 9.07 Eridanus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 15 Eunomia 14h 54m 26s -33° 06’ 46” 9.93 Centaurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 00h 57m 02s -01° 28’ 34” 10.03 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 05h 40m 04s +21° 10’ 20” 10.14 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 3 Juno 23h 48m 15s +00° 03’ 08” 10.27 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 18h 05m 20s -31° 14’ 37” 10.51 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 324 Bamberga 01h 38m 54s +16° 50’ 30” 10.69 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 13 Egeria 16h 03m 16s -24° 56’ 33” 10.72 Scorpius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]