The Solar System at your Fingertips

Sun, Moon and Planets

Click on the thumbnails to view detailed information about each major Solar System object.

Visibility from selected location  = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The Sun

R.A: 11h 57m 36s   Dec: +00° 15’ 31”
Magnitude -26.7 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 13h 41m 50s   Dec: -05° 39’ 48”
Magnitude -6.5 brightening in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 10h 19m 54s   Dec: +11° 28’ 31”
Magnitude -3.9 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 37m 45s   Dec: -09° 02’ 17”
Magnitude -1.7 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 11h 11m 22s   Dec: +07° 08’ 55”
Magnitude -1.1 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 23m 33s   Dec: -22° 04’ 40”
Magnitude 1.4 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 10h 50m 00s   Dec: +08° 41’ 41”
Magnitude 1.8 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 42m 20s   Dec: +09° 57’ 44”
Magnitude 5.7 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 55m 32s   Dec: -07° 52’ 38”
Magnitude 7.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -