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Sun live position and data

This page shows The Sun location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to The Sun (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 204808.782404h 23m 22s+21° 22’ 45”
StarHIP 205577.075604h 24m 14s+21° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 205807.914404h 24m 29s+22° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 206354.201204h 25m 22s+22° 17’ 38”
StarHIP 206415.251404h 25m 24s+22° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 206808.3404h 25m 47s+21° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 207114.26604h 26m 18s+22° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 207127.29204h 26m 18s+21° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 207858.50804h 27m 07s+20° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 207895.529804h 27m 17s+22° 59’ 46”
StarHIP 208425.684204h 28m 00s+21° 37’ 12”
StarHIP 208598.653604h 28m 12s+22° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 208977.748404h 28m 42s+20° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 209178.208404h 29m 00s+21° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 211207.492204h 31m 35s+22° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 211587.02404h 32m 07s+21° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 213188.341404h 34m 35s+21° 06’ 20”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about The Sun

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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