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: 08h 19m 10s   Dec: +19° 35’ 43”
Magnitude -26.7 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 10h 12m 25s   Dec: +11° 42’ 59”
Magnitude -6.7 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 05h 28m 54s   Dec: +21° 21’ 17”
Magnitude -4.0 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 00m 33s   Dec: -05° 08’ 57”
Magnitude -1.9 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 10h 04m 48s   Dec: +11° 21’ 45”
Magnitude 0.2 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 24m 06s   Dec: -21° 54’ 28”
Magnitude 1.1 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 08h 22m 12s   Dec: +20° 33’ 16”
Magnitude 1.7 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 45m 49s   Dec: +10° 18’ 30”
Magnitude 5.8 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 01m 04s   Dec: -07° 17’ 26”
Magnitude 7.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -