- The Sun is in the constellation of Taurus. The Moon is in the constellation of Libra and it is in Full Moon phase.
- Comet C/2023 E1 (ATLAS) is in the constellation of Draco and its latest observed magnitude is 11.5. It should be visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
- Comet C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS) is in the constellation of Andromeda and its latest observed magnitude is 12.1. It should be visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
- Comet C/2019 U5 (PANSTARRS) is in the constellation of Sextans and its latest observed magnitude is 12.2. It should be visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
- Check out the full list of visible Bright Comets
- The next close approach with a Near Earth Object (NEO) will happen with Asteroid (NEO) 2023 HO18 on Jun 4 2023 at 17:43 UTC (2 days 15 hours 17 minutes), at an approach distance of 466,593 kilometers, or 1.21 lunar distances, and a relative speed of 4.66 kilometers per second.
- Asteroid 11 Parthenope is at opposition, current elongation 171.8°
Popular Objects This Week
The Solar System Today
This interactive 3D view shows the current positions of the major bodies of the Solar System and the brightest comets. For more advanced features, check out our 3D Solar System Viewer.
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The Sun and the Moon Today
Here is how the Sun and the Moon look like today.
|Sun||04h 37m 46s||+22° 05’ 22”||1,892.3”||-26.71||Taurus||location_searching map|
|Moon||14h 44m 31s||-17° 55’ 34”||1,890.4”||-12.03||Libra||map|
The Planets Today
This table shows current essential information about the planets. By clicking on each row it is possible to view full details for each planet.
|Venus||07h 55m 31s||+23° 27’ 41”||22.9”||-4.38||Gemini||location_searching map|
|Jupiter||02h 05m 51s||+11° 35’ 39”||33.7”||-2.10||Aries||location_searching map|
|Mercury||03h 00m 59s||+13° 40’ 15”||7.6”||0.29||Aries||location_searching map|
|Saturn||22h 35m 58s||-10° 28’ 21”||16.6”||0.85||Aquarius||location_searching map|
|Mars||08h 38m 31s||+19° 58’ 18”||4.7”||1.59||Cancer||location_searching map|
|Uranus||03h 10m 20s||+17° 25’ 24”||3.4”||5.87||Aries||location_searching map|
|Neptune||23h 51m 25s||-02° 14’ 43”||2.3”||7.78||Pisces||location_searching map|
Apparent Size of the Planets Today
The apparent size of a planet depends on its size and the distance from Earth. The larger the distance, the smaller the apparent size. The image below shows a comparison between the apparent size of the planets if they were observed today.
Credits for the planet images: NASA-APL - NASA.
- List of Bright Comets. This is a list of the bright comets that are currently visible, or that will likely become bright and visible in the future. To provide the most accurate information, the data about visibility and other visual features is updated several times every day.
- List of Bright Asteroids. This list is similar to the list above, and provides constantly updated information about the brightest asteroids and dwarf planets visible in the sky.
Active Meteor Showers Visible 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. The data used here is derived from Wikipedia.
|Name||Peak||Radiant R.A.||Radiant Decl.||ZHR||Rating||Parent Object||Charts|
|Daytime Arietids||7 Jun||02h 53m||+24°||50||medium||1566 Icarus ?||map|