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 67166013h 45m 51s-12° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 671178.59713h 45m 22s-10° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 678767.205813h 54m 07s-11° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 677637.556813h 52m 53s-10° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 671128.537613h 45m 19s-10° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 673448.266213h 48m 10s-10° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 670347.612813h 44m 15s-11° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 673698.454813h 48m 31s-11° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 674827.728213h 49m 44s-12° 33’ 05”
StarHIP 675747.575413h 50m 49s-11° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 671697.622813h 45m 52s-11° 13’ 16”

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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