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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 189768.017804h 03m 58s+21° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 190384.243204h 04m 41s+22° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 190548.922604h 04m 56s+20° 51’ 23”
StarHIP 190765.830404h 05m 20s+22° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 190938.253604h 05m 36s+19° 57’ 18”
StarHIP 191468.18804h 06m 11s+20° 40’ 05”
StarHIP 191637.745604h 06m 34s+21° 57’ 23”
StarHIP 192168.630804h 07m 08s+21° 15’ 46”
StarHIP 192998.848204h 08m 14s+22° 01’ 16”
StarHIP 193087.714204h 08m 20s+19° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 193885.401404h 09m 09s+19° 36’ 33”
StarHIP 195588.455204h 11m 21s+22° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 196158.732204h 12m 11s+21° 32’ 09”

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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