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: 00h 32m 55s   Dec: +03° 33’ 04”
Magnitude -26.7 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 02h 00m 03s   Dec: +07° 33’ 47”
Magnitude -6.2 brightening in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 23h 55m 08s   Dec: +08° 00’ 09”
Magnitude -4.2 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 13m 11s   Dec: -06° 02’ 45”
Magnitude -2.5 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 38m 44s   Dec: +12° 33’ 42”
Magnitude -0.5 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 49m 14s   Dec: -22° 04’ 36”
Magnitude 1.3 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 02h 45m 07s   Dec: +16° 20’ 17”
Magnitude 1.5 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 27m 15s   Dec: +08° 32’ 45”
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 56m 44s   Dec: -07° 39’ 48”
Magnitude 8.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -