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Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky

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: Waning Gibbous  Age: 18.42 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 43m 14s +19° 43’ 29” 1,896.8” -26.72 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Moon 18h 52m 51s -27° 36’ 53” 1,976.1” -11.65 Sagittarius 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
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Venus 01h 12m 39s +05° 38’ 08” 14.7” -4.00 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Jupiter 00h 06m 27s -00° 31’ 27” 35.4” -2.18 Pisces Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mars 23h 46m 08s -03° 19’ 48” 6.1” 0.71 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon Saturn 21h 49m 30s -14° 17’ 39” 16.4” 0.74 Capricornus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Uranus 02h 51m 46s +16° 04’ 41” 3.4” 5.89 Aries Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Mercury 03h 59m 11s +19° 59’ 59” 12.1” 5.98 Taurus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon Neptune 23h 42m 23s -03° 09’ 24” 2.2” 7.79 Pisces Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
12.1”
Venus
14.7”
Mars
6.1”
Jupiter
35.4”
Saturn
16.4”
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 (211)

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 C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) 05h 16m 14s +72° 40’ 09” - 11.47 - Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 18h 37m 38s +10° 53’ 58” - 11.66 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 E3 (ZTF) 22h 23m 20s -63° 36’ 55” - 12.12 - Tucana Tuc Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 05h 22m 35s +24° 06’ 42” - 12.47 - Taurus Tau Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 P4 (ATLAS) 05h 12m 02s +58° 02’ 32” - 13.32 - Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) 07h 20m 10s +10° 33’ 55” - 13.34 - Canis Minoris CMi Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 11h 45m 09s -10° 51’ 49” - 13.62 - Crater Crt Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 V2 (ZTF) 10h 05m 50s +59° 37’ 09” - 14.30 - Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 22P/Kopff 23h 40m 50s -03° 42’ 33” - 14.38 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 19h 09m 56s -28° 47’ 58” - 14.61 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) 18h 49m 33s +18° 54’ 00” - 14.83 - Hercules Her Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 116P/Wild 4 09h 58m 59s +14° 15’ 53” - 15.03 - Leo Leo Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 20h 05m 56s +18° 28’ 21” - 15.06 - Sagitta Sge Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 A1 (Leonard) 19h 09m 20s -39° 09’ 58” - 15.23 - Corona Australis CrA Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 19P/Borrelly 07h 25m 33s +42° 50’ 10” - 15.32 - Auriga Aur Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 9P/Tempel 1 22h 16m 10s -20° 17’ 28” - 15.39 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS) 06h 28m 55s -45° 55’ 37” - 15.42 - Puppis Pup Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 16h 39m 05s -16° 51’ 04” - 15.46 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 51P/Harrington 21h 19m 25s -18° 40’ 00” - 16.22 - Capricornus Cap Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) 12h 20m 52s +31° 47’ 08” - 16.25 - Coma Com 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 less than 30 degrees above the horizon 4 Vesta 22h 04m 51s -14° 19’ 28” 7.58 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 1 Ceres 06h 06m 05s +26° 41’ 38” 8.82 Gemini Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 2 Pallas 02h 44m 21s -01° 46’ 29” 9.57 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 10 Hygiea 14h 02m 36s -17° 50’ 49” 9.75 Virgo Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 6 Hebe 03h 21m 28s +08° 20’ 18” 9.91 Cetus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 29 Amphitrite 17h 12m 12s -32° 06’ 16” 10.03 Scorpius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 15 Eunomia 12h 46m 54s -22° 22’ 24” 10.31 Corvus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 3 Juno 22h 32m 29s -01° 28’ 08” 10.34 Aquarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 18 Melpomene 14h 56m 05s -00° 34’ 15” 10.40 Libra Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 8 Flora 13h 06m 50s +02° 12’ 36” 10.52 Virgo 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
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 53m +24° 50 medium 1566 Icarus ? Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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