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 105498021h 22m 00s-15° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 1052566.800221h 19m 14s-16° 10’ 46”
StarHIP 1054817.375821h 21m 51s-16° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 1049745.17821h 15m 44s-15° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 1055198.024621h 22m 16s-14° 55’ 10”
StarHIP 1049568.350621h 15m 34s-16° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 1049188.15521h 15m 10s-15° 07’ 31”
StarHIP 1054748.327421h 21m 48s-15° 58’ 37”
StarHIP 1056848.710821h 24m 20s-16° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 1051318.356421h 17m 51s-15° 53’ 27”
StarHIP 1055154.204621h 22m 14s-16° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 1049228.918621h 15m 11s-15° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 1050428.084421h 16m 35s-14° 49’ 23”

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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