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 47149009h 36m 27s+13° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 47513009h 41m 10s+13° 12’ 35”
StarHIP 474686.914609h 40m 35s+13° 03’ 14”
StarHIP 472118.004409h 37m 17s+15° 15’ 09”
StarHIP 470966.292809h 35m 52s+14° 22’ 46”
StarHIP 477235.219809h 43m 43s+14° 01’ 18”
StarHIP 475978.62709h 42m 18s+14° 45’ 50”
StarHIP 475898.542809h 42m 12s+13° 31’ 45”
StarHIP 472916.64109h 38m 16s+12° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 473886.988209h 39m 17s+13° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 470357.856209h 35m 09s+14° 04’ 32”
StarHIP 475517.799409h 41m 38s+12° 53’ 55”
StarHIP 473688.381209h 39m 03s+14° 25’ 19”
StarHIP 472666.583609h 38m 01s+14° 20’ 50”
StarHIP 477066.94809h 43m 36s+13° 26’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 295413.309h 40m 24s+14° 55’ 18”

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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