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: 05h 51m 55s   Dec: +23° 25’ 25”
Magnitude -26.7 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 11h 25m 14s   Dec: +07° 33’ 21”
Magnitude -9.8 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 08h 37m 47s   Dec: +20° 34’ 09”
Magnitude -4.0 brightening in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 14h 46m 33s   Dec: -14° 51’ 52”
Magnitude -2.4 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 20h 48m 58s   Dec: -22° 06’ 46”
Magnitude -1.8 brightening in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 06h 59m 54s   Dec: +24° 42’ 35”
Magnitude -0.8 fading in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 26m 41s   Dec: -22° 25’ 53”
Magnitude 1.0 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 57m 36s   Dec: +11° 26’ 59”
Magnitude 5.9 in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 10m 50s   Dec: -06° 18’ 53”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -