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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 57548011h 47m 44s+00° 48’ 27”
StarHIP 576296.099211h 49m 01s-00° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 577573.550211h 50m 41s+01° 45’ 55”
StarHIP 580026.288611h 53m 50s+00° 33’ 07”
StarHIP 581058.315411h 55m 00s-00° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 581118.121611h 55m 03s+01° 19’ 01”
StarHIP 58114011h 55m 07s+00° 58’ 25”
StarHIP 581337.116211h 55m 23s+01° 05’ 45”
StarHIP 583757.294811h 58m 12s+00° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 584456.0511h 59m 03s+00° 31’ 50”
GalaxyIC 74513.911h 54m 12s+00° 08’ 11”
GalaxyUGC 690313.511h 55m 36s+01° 14’ 03”

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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