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: 20h 21m 19s   Dec: -19° 28’ 36”
Magnitude -26.8 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 16h 26m 41s   Dec: -16° 26’ 55”
Magnitude -8.5 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 23h 21m 24s   Dec: -03° 29’ 43”
Magnitude -4.7 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 13h 25m 36s   Dec: -07° 30’ 56”
Magnitude -2.1 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 18h 39m 50s   Dec: -22° 21’ 22”
Magnitude -0.2 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 23h 45m 51s   Dec: -02° 05’ 16”
Magnitude 1.1 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 32m 01s   Dec: -21° 59’ 51”
Magnitude 1.5 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 16m 56s   Dec: +07° 29’ 30”
Magnitude 5.8 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 47m 50s   Dec: -08° 33’ 46”
Magnitude 8.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -