The Sun Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where The Sun is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
The Sun Rise and Set Times
Today's The Sun rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
The Sun Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of The Sun computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate The Sun in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Jun 17||-26.71||05h 41m 34s||+23° 22’ 09”||Taurus|
|2017 Jun 18||-26.71||05h 45m 42s||+23° 23’ 45”||Taurus|
|2017 Jun 19||-26.71||05h 49m 53s||+23° 24’ 59”||Taurus|
|2017 Jun 20||-26.71||05h 54m 02s||+23° 25’ 46”||Taurus|
|2017 Jun 21||-26.71||05h 58m 11s||+23° 26’ 09”||Taurus|
|2017 Jun 22||-26.71||06h 02m 21s||+23° 26’ 08”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 23||-26.71||06h 06m 30s||+23° 25’ 41”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 24||-26.71||06h 10m 41s||+23° 24’ 50”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 25||-26.71||06h 14m 49s||+23° 23’ 34”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 26||-26.71||06h 19m 00s||+23° 21’ 52”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 27||-26.71||06h 23m 08s||+23° 19’ 47”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 28||-26.71||06h 27m 18s||+23° 17’ 17”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 29||-26.71||06h 31m 27s||+23° 14’ 23”||Gemini|
|2017 Jun 30||-26.71||06h 35m 35s||+23° 11’ 04”||Gemini|
Distance of The Sun from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of The Sun from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Sun is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of The Sun
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of The Sun, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
The Sun Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of The Sun. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||1989000 x 1024 kg||333,043.6574|
|Escape Velocity||618.02 km/s||55.2297|
|Sideral Rotation||587.2800 hours||24.5370|