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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 47513009h 41m 10s+13° 12’ 35”
StarHIP 474686.914609h 40m 35s+13° 03’ 14”
StarHIP 481428.57609h 48m 51s+12° 31’ 20”
StarHIP 481698.054809h 49m 06s+14° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 477235.219809h 43m 43s+14° 01’ 18”
StarHIP 475978.62709h 42m 18s+14° 45’ 50”
StarHIP 475898.542809h 42m 12s+13° 31’ 45”
StarHIP 473886.988209h 39m 17s+13° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 479308.854409h 46m 02s+13° 27’ 00”
StarHIP 476838.847809h 43m 22s+12° 35’ 57”
StarHIP 475517.799409h 41m 38s+12° 53’ 55”
StarHIP 479948.878609h 47m 00s+14° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 480607.402409h 47m 50s+13° 28’ 40”
StarHIP 481528.30809h 48m 55s+13° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 477066.94809h 43m 36s+13° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 477207.621809h 43m 43s+12° 09’ 35”
StarHIP 478878.722609h 45m 36s+14° 53’ 12”

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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