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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09

Today's highlights

Popular Objects This Week

Popular objects this week

Current Solar System Configuration

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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: New Moon  Age: 28.58 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon Sun 23h 58m 57s -00° 06’ 53” 1,926.8” -26.75 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Moon 23h 23m 42s -08° 29’ 53” 1,969.0” -5.25 Aquarius 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
object currently below the horizon Venus 02h 08m 22s +13° 19’ 35” 13.2” -3.98 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 00h 13m 13s +00° 18’ 28” 5.1” -1.81 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 02h 54m 22s +16° 18’ 10” 3.4” 5.85 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 01h 01m 12s +05° 21’ 24” 32.7” - Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 05h 48m 54s +25° 35’ 51” 7.0” - Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 43m 26s -03° 03’ 55” 2.2” - Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 22h 14m 53s -12° 15’ 45” 15.0” - Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
5.1”
Venus
13.2”
Mars
7.0”
Jupiter
32.7”
Saturn
15.0”
Uranus
3.4”
Neptune
2.2”

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 (219)

Comet R.A. Decl. Magnitude (Observed)Mag Obs Magnitude (Estimated)Mag Pred Coma DiameterComa Diam ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 5D/Brorsen (Lost) 01h 30m 18s +22° 26’ 12” - 4.85 - Pisces Psc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 V2 (ZTF) 02h 01m 33s +35° 05’ 42” - 11.97 - Triangulum Tri Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 04h 45m 48s -05° 38’ 40” - 12.16 - Eridanus Eri Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 03h 15m 48s -45° 43’ 52” - 12.48 - Horologium Hor Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS) 23h 26m 02s +46° 08’ 57” - 13.02 - Andromeda And Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 81P/Wild 2 17h 27m 07s -19° 03’ 02” - 13.48 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) 19h 56m 03s -41° 00’ 05” - 13.54 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 14h 59m 02s +29° 12’ 46” - 14.19 - Bootes Boo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 15h 44m 45s +10° 49’ 26” - 14.36 - Serpens Ser Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) 09h 06m 52s -34° 24’ 22” - 14.64 - Pyxis Pyx Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) 05h 16m 26s -31° 23’ 23” - 14.76 - Columba Col Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 237P/LINEAR 18h 29m 50s -22° 36’ 06” - 14.93 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 96P/Machholz 1 20h 19m 32s -07° 56’ 19” - 15.32 - Aquila Aql Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 Y1 (ATLAS) 03h 42m 38s -18° 46’ 12” - 15.38 - Eridanus Eri Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 S3 (PANSTARRS) 06h 52m 25s -10° 26’ 21” - 15.43 - Canis Majoris CMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 77P/Longmore 14h 32m 54s -23° 19’ 17” - 15.73 - Libra Lib Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 S4 (PANSTARRS) 09h 21m 10s +29° 09’ 31” - 15.86 - Cancer Cnc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 71P/Clark 21h 47m 34s -19° 37’ 14” - 16.25 - Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon P/2010 H2 (Vales) 04h 01m 22s +23° 22’ 37” - 16.27 - Taurus Tau Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 126P/IRAS 22h 49m 58s -37° 00’ 59” - 16.28 - Grus Gru 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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 12h 28m 15s +15° 24’ 25” 6.91 Coma Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 06h 51m 26s -07° 47’ 45” 8.17 Monoceros Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 01h 14m 00s +02° 19’ 34” 8.29 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 02h 22m 01s +05° 11’ 21” 9.53 Cetus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 08h 01m 00s +20° 17’ 55” 10.01 Cancer Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 14h 52m 49s -22° 14’ 33” 10.44 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9 Metis 00h 04m 55s -03° 25’ 08” 10.88 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 15 Eunomia 18h 59m 56s -28° 27’ 36” 10.92 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 17 Thetis 13h 35m 39s -00° 35’ 03” 10.98 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 18 Melpomene 21h 39m 33s -10° 48’ 39” 11.12 Capricornus 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
object currently below the horizon Gamma Normids 14 Mar 15h 54m -50° 6 bright Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]