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: 22h 07m 50s   Dec: -11° 31’ 00”
Magnitude -26.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 00h 21m 04s   Dec: -02° 04’ 33”
Magnitude -7.1 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 22h 46m 51s   Dec: -09° 19’ 14”
Magnitude -3.9 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 15h 21m 23s   Dec: -17° 15’ 47”
Magnitude -2.1 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 22h 14m 43s   Dec: -12° 55’ 33”
Magnitude -1.7 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 16h 50m 30s   Dec: -22° 02’ 27”
Magnitude 1.0 brightening in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 27m 05s   Dec: -22° 24’ 49”
Magnitude 1.5 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 34m 24s   Dec: +09° 15’ 53”
Magnitude 5.9 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 59m 20s   Dec: -07° 26’ 55”
Magnitude 8.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -