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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 392608.972808h 01m 42s+20° 26’ 50”
StarHIP 392967.660808h 02m 04s+19° 44’ 14”
StarHIP 39422008h 03m 30s+21° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 394286.919408h 03m 34s+20° 20’ 18”
StarHIP 394998.288808h 04m 26s+19° 47’ 51”
StarHIP 395037.501208h 04m 28s+21° 00’ 29”
StarHIP 395488.891208h 04m 52s+20° 13’ 59”
StarHIP 397117.630208h 07m 01s+20° 53’ 29”
StarHIP 397497.65208h 07m 26s+19° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 397805.242208h 07m 45s+21° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 398167.571208h 08m 08s+19° 12’ 58”
StarHIP 398698.502808h 08m 39s+19° 46’ 14”
StarHIP 399918.89608h 10m 01s+19° 02’ 50”
StarHIP 402707.754208h 13m 22s+20° 16’ 50”

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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