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 16m 34s   Dec: -10° 42’ 20”
Magnitude -26.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 17h 36m 24s   Dec: -18° 23’ 33”
Magnitude -9.1 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 00h 30m 24s   Dec: +08° 41’ 20”
Magnitude -4.9 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 25m 42s   Dec: -07° 23’ 57”
Magnitude -2.3 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 21h 36m 15s   Dec: -16° 28’ 26”
Magnitude -0.7 brightening in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 03m 45s   Dec: +06° 41’ 52”
Magnitude 1.3 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 42m 37s   Dec: -22° 04’ 40”
Magnitude 1.5 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 20m 21s   Dec: +07° 50’ 58”
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 51m 37s   Dec: -08° 10’ 39”
Magnitude 8.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -