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: 15h 46m 37s   Dec: -19° 54’ 26”
Magnitude -26.8 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 17h 56m 54s   Dec: -19° 39’ 30”
Magnitude -6.8 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 14h 59m 31s   Dec: -15° 54’ 12”
Magnitude -3.9 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 14h 26m 57s   Dec: -13° 28’ 12”
Magnitude -1.7 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 17m 55s   Dec: -25° 39’ 14”
Magnitude -0.4 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 44m 33s   Dec: -22° 26’ 20”
Magnitude 1.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 09m 24s   Dec: -06° 11’ 34”
Magnitude 1.7 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 33m 40s   Dec: +09° 08’ 30”
Magnitude 5.7 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 52m 05s   Dec: -08° 12’ 53”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -