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: 04h 03m 56s   Dec: +20° 45’ 40”
Magnitude -26.7 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 02h 39m 00s   Dec: +10° 28’ 29”
Magnitude -6.3 fading in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 07m 23s   Dec: +05° 25’ 27”
Magnitude -4.6 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 12h 51m 30s   Dec: -03° 55’ 22”
Magnitude -2.3 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 02h 28m 24s   Dec: +11° 19’ 32”
Magnitude 0.1 brightening in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 42m 00s   Dec: -22° 00’ 07”
Magnitude 1.0 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 05h 25m 29s   Dec: +24° 01’ 28”
Magnitude 1.7 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 38m 45s   Dec: +09° 39’ 43”
Magnitude 5.9 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 01m 57s   Dec: -07° 09’ 30”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -