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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

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 Crescent (Approaching New Moon)  Age: 27.23 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Map
object currently below the horizon Sun 04h 17m 51s +21° 21’ 37” 1,893.7” -26.71 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Moon 02h 25m 57s +12° 14’ 31” 1,801.9” -6.54 Pisces 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 01h 50m 25s +09° 13’ 21” 14.0” -3.96 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Jupiter 00h 12m 00s +00° 02’ 40” 36.1” -2.22 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mars 00h 09m 47s -00° 49’ 38” 6.3” 0.62 Pisces Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Saturn 21h 50m 12s -14° 15’ 42” 16.7” 0.71 Capricornus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Mercury 03h 42m 18s +16° 45’ 55” 11.9” 4.13 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Uranus 02h 53m 40s +16° 13’ 04” 3.4” 5.89 Aries Show sky map
object currently below the horizon Neptune 23h 42m 59s -03° 05’ 56” 2.2” 7.78 Pisces Show sky map
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Current Planets Apparent Size Comparison

Mercury
11.9”
Venus
14.0”
Mars
6.3”
Jupiter
36.1”
Saturn
16.7”
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/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 18h 27m 33s +10° 02’ 25” - 11.46 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 E3 (ZTF) 23h 30m 13s -74° 37’ 23” - 11.99 - Indus Ind Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) 09h 10m 10s +81° 36’ 06” - 12.35 - Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2021 P4 (ATLAS) 06h 00m 42s +55° 51’ 07” - 13.00 - Camelopardalis Cam Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) 07h 28m 32s +09° 29’ 20” - 13.42 - Canis Minoris CMi Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 11h 47m 13s -09° 20’ 47” - 13.68 - Crater Crt Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 06h 19m 56s +24° 53’ 27” - 14.07 - Gemini Gem Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 V2 (ZTF) 09h 59m 15s +58° 46’ 39” - 14.07 - Ursa Major UMa Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 22P/Kopff 23h 59m 29s -02° 06’ 45” - 14.45 - Pisces Psc Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 19h 08m 42s -29° 22’ 42” - 14.52 - Sagittarius Sgr Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) 18h 43m 01s +18° 37’ 03” - 14.71 - Hercules Her Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 19h 58m 56s +21° 08’ 39” - 14.92 - Sagitta Sge Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 116P/Wild 4 10h 10m 00s +12° 59’ 34” - 15.09 - Leo Leo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2021 A1 (Leonard) 18h 35m 23s -38° 47’ 19” - 15.33 - Corona Australis CrA Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 9P/Tempel 1 22h 31m 37s -20° 06’ 48” - 15.43 - Aquarius Aqr Show sky map
object currently below the horizon C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS) 06h 29m 50s -43° 57’ 56” - 15.45 - Puppis Pup Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 16h 33m 18s -16° 17’ 56” - 15.46 - Ophiucus Oph Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 19P/Borrelly 07h 55m 32s +42° 11’ 58” - 15.67 - Lynx Lyn Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 51P/Harrington 21h 32m 39s -18° 11’ 49” - 15.85 - Capricornus Cap Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) 12h 13m 59s +31° 53’ 32” - 16.37 - 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
object currently below the horizon 4 Vesta 22h 15m 05s -13° 55’ 09” 7.47 Aquarius Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 1 Ceres 06h 22m 06s +26° 48’ 35” 8.79 Gemini Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 2 Pallas 02h 59m 31s -01° 27’ 22” 9.57 Eridanus Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 29 Amphitrite 17h 03m 54s -32° 11’ 53” 9.86 Scorpius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 10 Hygiea 13h 58m 20s -17° 13’ 33” 9.92 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 6 Hebe 03h 41m 11s +09° 29’ 35” 9.96 Taurus Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 3 Juno 22h 41m 53s -00° 36’ 13” 10.22 Aquarius Show sky map
current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon 15 Eunomia 12h 44m 37s -21° 29’ 11” 10.44 Corvus Show sky map
current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon 18 Melpomene 14h 48m 36s -00° 12’ 59” 10.53 Virgo Show sky map
object currently below the horizon 14 Irene 19h 33m 30s -23° 47’ 20” 10.58 Sagittarius 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 Eta Aquariids 6 May 22h 30m -01° 50 bright 1P/Halley Show sky map
object currently below 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
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]