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):

StarHIP 993147.431620h 09m 33s-20° 35’ 36”
StarHIP 1000007.76620h 17m 15s-19° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 1001078.942620h 18m 28s-19° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 995018.456820h 11m 35s-20° 12’ 59”
StarHIP 1002906.820h 20m 28s-19° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 993917.226620h 10m 25s-19° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 1002167.607820h 19m 33s-19° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 997827.4820h 14m 42s-19° 12’ 25”
StarHIP 997308.67820h 14m 10s-20° 14’ 24”
StarHIP 995198.529620h 11m 48s-20° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 994607.662420h 11m 11s-20° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 993858.827220h 10m 19s-20° 29’ 33”
StarHIP 1001955.129420h 19m 23s-19° 07’ 06”
StarHIP 999847.400420h 17m 00s-18° 25’ 53”

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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