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: 06h 11m 19s   Dec: +23° 24’ 39”
Magnitude -26.7 in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

The Moon

R.A: 06h 13m 51s   Dec: +19° 22’ 16”
Magnitude -4.6 brightening in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Venus

Venus
Venus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 03h 05m 25s   Dec: +14° 35’ 01”
Magnitude -4.3 fading in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Jupiter

Jupiter
Jupiter is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 12h 50m 58s   Dec: -04° 00’ 48”
Magnitude -2.1 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 06h 25m 17s   Dec: +24° 43’ 01”
Magnitude -2.0 fading in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Saturn

Saturn
Saturn is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 17h 32m 28s   Dec: -21° 56’ 38”
Magnitude 1.0 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Mars

Mars
Mars is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 06h 55m 15s   Dec: +23° 49’ 14”
Magnitude 1.7 in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Uranus

Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye
R.A: 01h 43m 30s   Dec: +10° 06’ 10”
Magnitude 5.9 brightening in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Neptune

Neptune
Neptune is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 23h 02m 27s   Dec: -07° 07’ 42”
Magnitude 7.9 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Planet Nine (conjectured)

R.A:-   Dec: -
Magnitude -