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: 08h 07m 58s   Dec: +20° 11’ 10”
Magnitude -26.7 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 07h 24m 33s   Dec: +19° 02’ 01”
Magnitude -5.1 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 05h 15m 08s   Dec: +21° 01’ 03”
Magnitude -4.1 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 12h 59m 19s   Dec: -05° 00’ 39”
Magnitude -1.9 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 09h 52m 17s   Dec: +12° 59’ 32”
Magnitude 0.1 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 24m 41s   Dec: -21° 54’ 30”
Magnitude 1.1 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 08h 14m 36s   Dec: +20° 57’ 30”
Magnitude 1.7 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 45m 43s   Dec: +10° 18’ 04”
Magnitude 5.8 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 01m 16s   Dec: -07° 16’ 09”
Magnitude 7.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -