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Popular Objects This Week

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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: Waning Gibbous  Age: 17.23 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Sun 03h 50m 10s +20° 05’ 32” 1,896.1” -26.72 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Moon 17h 58m 44s -21° 48’ 00” 1,839.7” -11.88 Ophiucus Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 02h 20m 25s +12° 23’ 19” 10.8” -3.82 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 17h 23m 53s -22° 33’ 36” 44.3” -2.56 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 03h 48m 48s +20° 19’ 28” 5.1” -2.42 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 19h 25m 50s -21° 35’ 31” 17.1” 1.19 Sagittarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 06h 13m 35s +24° 32’ 09” 3.9” 1.72 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 02h 07m 06s +12° 20’ 35” 3.4” 5.89 Aries Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 23h 18m 08s -05° 34’ 59” 2.2” 7.91 Aquarius Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
5.1”
Venus
10.8”
Mars
3.9”
Jupiter
44.3”
Saturn
17.1”
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 ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior 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 (151)

Comet R.A. Decl. Magnitude (Observed)Mag Obs Magnitude (Estimated)Mag Pred Coma DiameterComa Diam ConstellationConst Map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 78P/Gehrels 2 04h 01m 26s +18° 20’ 35” - 13.30 - Taurus Tau Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 02h 09m 41s -00° 11’ 18” - 14.00 - Cetus Cet Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 M4 (ATLAS) 15h 39m 01s -41° 18’ 57” - 14.49 - Lupus Lup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) 07h 24m 44s -52° 44’ 34” - 14.84 - Carina Car Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 03h 50m 33s +11° 22’ 53” - 15.01 - Taurus Tau Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 00h 35m 53s +11° 12’ 10” - 15.26 - Pisces Psc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) 05h 33m 36s -34° 41’ 47” - 15.37 - Columba Col Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2018 W2 (Africano) 03h 57m 35s +66° 11’ 28” - 15.38 - Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon P/2010 H2 (Vales) 21h 04m 11s -30° 00’ 50” - 15.44 - Microscopium Mic Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2017 B3 (LINEAR) 00h 13m 11s -45° 38’ 23” - 15.49 - Phoenix Phe Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 22h 32m 04s +27° 10’ 09” - 15.66 - Pegasus Peg Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2018 R3 (Lemmon) 03h 16m 19s +59° 25’ 12” - 15.76 - Cassiopeia Cas Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) 05h 51m 02s -20° 11’ 57” - 16.27 - Lepus Lep Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) 15h 04m 37s +46° 11’ 35” - 16.33 - Bootes Boo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2018 A3 (ATLAS) 04h 04m 07s +49° 32’ 39” - 16.64 - Perseus Per Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS) 11h 28m 53s -57° 12’ 03” - 16.69 - Centaurus Cen Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 38P/Stephan-Oterma 09h 56m 36s +32° 12’ 13” - 16.77 - Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 08h 43m 58s +35° 34’ 10” - 16.92 - Lynx Lyn Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 209P/LINEAR 08h 36m 45s +38° 52’ 29” - 17.04 - Lynx Lyn Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh 15h 31m 02s -15° 39’ 38” - 17.20 - Libra Lib Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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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 dward planets (70)

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 16h 30m 48s -17° 29’ 20” 7.12 Ophiucus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 01h 28m 12s +03° 21’ 11” 8.27 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 13h 29m 27s +24° 06’ 59” 8.67 Coma Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 11 Parthenope 15h 23m 55s -10° 53’ 22” 9.62 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 20 Massalia 15h 46m 46s -19° 16’ 33” 9.73 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 15h 12m 10s -09° 18’ 03” 9.81 Libra Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 21h 35m 11s -12° 50’ 19” 10.06 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 3 Juno 07h 00m 29s +15° 11’ 02” 10.12 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 18 Melpomene 19h 05m 35s -08° 54’ 21” 10.20 Aquila Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 7 Iris 12h 16m 25s -08° 28’ 49” 10.35 Virgo Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Eta Aquariids 6 May 22h 30m -01° 50 bright 1P/Halley Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Daytime Arietids 7 Jun 02h 54m +24° 50 medium 1566 Icarus ? Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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