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: 01h 49m 26s   Dec: +11° 16’ 02”
Magnitude -26.7 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 05h 10m 27s   Dec: +18° 55’ 07”
Magnitude -8.2 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 03h 25m 14s   Dec: +19° 03’ 12”
Magnitude -3.9 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 15h 13m 25s   Dec: -16° 37’ 39”
Magnitude -2.5 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 19h 17m 24s   Dec: -23° 09’ 00”
Magnitude -0.1 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 00h 22m 03s   Dec: +00° 43’ 33”
Magnitude 1.0 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 38m 26s   Dec: -22° 15’ 15”
Magnitude 1.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 45m 57s   Dec: +10° 22’ 52”
Magnitude 5.9 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 07m 18s   Dec: -06° 38’ 26”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -