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: 09h 46m 00s   Dec: +13° 27’ 17”
Magnitude -26.7 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 14h 49m 49s   Dec: -10° 51’ 27”
Magnitude -9.6 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 12h 34m 44s   Dec: -05° 23’ 31”
Magnitude -4.5 brightening in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 20h 10m 34s   Dec: -26° 33’ 10”
Magnitude -2.5 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 14h 51m 47s   Dec: -15° 30’ 39”
Magnitude -2.0 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 11m 16s   Dec: -22° 39’ 32”
Magnitude 1.2 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 08h 52m 07s   Dec: +14° 16’ 09”
Magnitude 2.3 brightening in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 02h 01m 05s   Dec: +11° 44’ 28”
Magnitude 5.8 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 07m 43s   Dec: -06° 40’ 29”
Magnitude 7.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -