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: 02h 02m 37s   Dec: +12° 27’ 52”
Magnitude -26.7 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 08h 42m 24s   Dec: +17° 56’ 37”
Magnitude -10.4 brightening in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 03h 42m 49s   Dec: +20° 13’ 38”
Magnitude -3.9 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 15h 11m 47s   Dec: -16° 31’ 12”
Magnitude -2.5 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 19h 25m 02s   Dec: -23° 01’ 42”
Magnitude -0.2 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 00h 29m 19s   Dec: +00° 52’ 02”
Magnitude 0.7 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 38m 21s   Dec: -22° 15’ 19”
Magnitude 1.3 in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 46m 43s   Dec: +10° 27’ 12”
Magnitude 5.9 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 07m 40s   Dec: -06° 36’ 11”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -