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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 20.141933
Declination: -20.158672 (J2000)
Magnitude: -26.78
Constellation: Capricornus
Solar Elongation: 0.0°

Distance of Sun from the Sun: 0 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Sun from the Earth: 147205720 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

The Sun real time sky map
RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Sun with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with The Sun:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 988967.031220h 04m 58s-21° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 990168.57520h 06m 07s-21° 00’ 00”
StarHIP 990398.518220h 06m 28s-20° 08’ 32”
StarHIP 99096020h 07m 05s-19° 25’ 22”
StarHIP 991188.212420h 07m 20s-19° 34’ 21”
StarHIP 991408.223220h 07m 39s-20° 49’ 58”
StarHIP 991538.409820h 07m 45s-19° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 991937.037220h 08m 12s-18° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 993147.431620h 09m 33s-20° 35’ 36”
StarHIP 993858.827220h 10m 19s-20° 29’ 33”
StarHIP 993917.226620h 10m 25s-19° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 994607.662420h 11m 11s-20° 15’ 54”
StarHIP 995018.456820h 11m 35s-20° 12’ 59”
StarHIP 995198.529620h 11m 48s-20° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 997308.67820h 14m 10s-20° 14’ 24”
GalaxyESO 595-814.020h 02m 20s-20° 13’ 28”
GalaxyESO 595-1413.520h 07m 37s-21° 07’ 33”

Additional Resources about The Sun