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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 57436.184601h 13m 45s+07° 34’ 42”
StarHIP 55118.554401h 10m 34s+06° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 50898.898601h 05m 11s+07° 52’ 28”
StarHIP 58847.505201h 15m 33s+06° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 52317.970401h 06m 53s+08° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 54068.666401h 09m 11s+08° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 58245.931401h 14m 42s+06° 59’ 42”
StarHIP 53828.724601h 08m 51s+07° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 52188.52701h 06m 43s+06° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 56558.439601h 12m 39s+06° 35’ 36”
StarHIP 52096.912401h 06m 37s+08° 21’ 36”
StarHIP 57375.17601h 13m 43s+07° 34’ 31”

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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