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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

Today's Highlights

  • The Sun is in the constellation of Gemini. The Moon is in the constellation of Capricornus and it is in Waning Gibbous phase.
  • Comet 13P/Olbers is in the constellation of Lynx and its latest observed magnitude is 6.8. It should be visible with the help of a small binocular.
  • Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is in the constellation of Puppis and its latest observed magnitude is 7.9. It should be visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
  • Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is in the constellation of Lynx and its latest observed magnitude is 10.7. It should be visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
  • The next close approach with a Near Earth Object (NEO) will happen with Asteroid (NEO) 2024 MK on Jun 29 2024 at 13:50 UTC (4 days 10 hours 50 minutes), at an approach distance of 295,446 kilometers, or 0.77 lunar distances, and a relative speed of 9.37 kilometers per second.
  • Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres is at opposition, current elongation 165.9°

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.

Credit: NASA, SDO, and the HMI Science Team
Information about the Sun
Current Sun Sky Map
Phase: Waning Gibbous  Age: 18.23 days
Information about the Moon
Current Moon Sky Map
R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Charts
radio_button_checked Sun 06h 16m 13s +23° 22’ 52” 1,887.8” -26.71 trending_flat Gemini location_searching map
radio_button_checked Moon 21h 09m 13s -21° 44’ 08” 1,930.7” -11.71 trending_down Capricornus map
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon

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.

Planet R.A. Decl. Apparent Diameter MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Charts
radio_button_checked Venus 06h 40m 46s +23° 49’ 43” 9.7” -3.91 trending_flat Gemini location_searching map
radio_button_checked Jupiter 04h 19m 27s +20° 43’ 05” 32.6” -2.02 trending_flat Taurus location_searching map
radio_button_checked Mercury 07h 09m 53s +24° 22’ 08” 5.3” -1.10 trending_down Gemini location_searching map
radio_button_checked Mars 02h 37m 03s +14° 17’ 05” 5.3” 0.94 trending_down Aries location_searching map
radio_button_checked Saturn 23h 22m 52s -06° 07’ 39” 17.1” 0.94 trending_up Aquarius location_searching map
radio_button_checked Uranus 03h 31m 18s +18° 47’ 11” 3.4” 5.84 trending_flat Taurus location_searching map
radio_button_checked Neptune 00h 00m 28s -01° 20’ 15” 2.3” 7.77 trending_flat Pisces location_searching map
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon

The image below shows the current position of the 4 Galilean satellites of Jupiter. A page dedicated to Jupiter's moons is available, with more advanced features.

Current positions of Jupiter's Galilean moons

The image below shows the current inclination of the rings of Saturn and the positions of its major satellites. A page dedicated to the system of Saturn is available, with more advanced features.

Current inclination of Saturn's rings and position of its major moons

The image below shows a comparison between the apparent size of the planets as they appear 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.

Mercury
5.3”
Venus
9.7”
Mars
5.3”
Jupiter
32.6”
Saturn
17.1”
Uranus
3.4”
Neptune
2.3”

Credits for the planet images: NASA-APL - NASA.

Top 10 Brightest Comets

This is a list of the brightest comets currently visible in the sky. A more extensive list of (243) bright and interesting comets is available on the site, please check it out.

Comet R.A. Decl. Magnitude (Observed)Mag Obs Magnitude (Estimated)Mag Pred Coma DiameterComa Diam ConstellationConst Charts
radio_button_checked 13P/Olbers 08h 01m 18s +42° 05’ 55” 6.8 7.54 2.0' Lynx Lyn location_searching map
radio_button_checked 12P/Pons-Brooks 07h 27m 28s -33° 09’ 12” 7.9 8.19 10.1' Puppis Pup location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) 07h 44m 29s +59° 11’ 47” 10.7 13.99 1.0' Lynx Lyn location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS) 11h 24m 06s +02° 55’ 11” 10.9 10.47 2.1' Leo Leo location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) 20h 20m 23s +61° 52’ 47” 11.8 10.28 3.1' Cepheus Cep location_searching map
radio_button_checked 154P/Brewington 03h 40m 31s +29° 44’ 53” 13.5 15.82 1.3' Taurus Tau location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2021 G2 (Atlas) 12h 05m 34s -22° 44’ 46” 14.2 14.76 1.1' Corvus Crv location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2020 V2 (ZTF) 00h 38m 54s -55° 00’ 46” 14.2 14.87 0.6' Phoenix Phe location_searching map
radio_button_checked 130P/McNaught-Hughes 01h 23m 44s +02° 25’ 54” 15.0 17.21 0.8' Cetus Cet location_searching map
radio_button_checked C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) 03h 55m 23s -62° 23’ 13” 15.3 18.00 2.1' Reticulum Ret location_searching map
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon

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.

Brightest Asteroids Visible Today

This is a list of the top 10 brightest asteroids visible tonight. Click on each line to go to the asteroids's detail page. You can also check the full list of tracked asteroids and dwarf planets (78).

Asteroid R.A. Decl. MagnitudeMag ConstellationConst Charts
radio_button_checked 1 Ceres 19h 14m 40s -28° 25’ 53” 7.46 Sagittarius location_searching map
radio_button_checked 4 Vesta 08h 19m 13s +22° 17’ 20” 8.33 Cancer location_searching map
radio_button_checked 2 Pallas 15h 59m 48s +25° 42’ 13” 9.35 Corona Borealis location_searching map
radio_button_checked 7 Iris 21h 26m 32s -09° 01’ 30” 9.44 Aquarius location_searching map
radio_button_checked 15 Eunomia 02h 42m 39s +25° 36’ 32” 10.11 Aries location_searching map
radio_button_checked 8 Flora 06h 18m 05s +22° 16’ 02” 10.57 Gemini location_searching map
radio_button_checked 6 Hebe 13h 57m 01s +07° 16’ 55” 10.59 Virgo location_searching map
radio_button_checked 16 Psyche 21h 27m 02s -13° 03’ 14” 10.63 Capricornus location_searching map
radio_button_checked 3 Juno 11h 13m 00s +08° 36’ 09” 10.74 Leo location_searching map
radio_button_checked 1036 Ganymed 19h 32m 33s +36° 14’ 09” 10.81 Cygnus location_searching map
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon

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
radio_button_checked June Bootids 27 Jun 14h 54m +48° variable bright map
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon