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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 851546.565817h 24m 03s-23° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 858778.482617h 33m 00s-24° 19’ 22”
StarHIP 856428.919617h 30m 06s-22° 57’ 04”
StarHIP 857554.786417h 31m 24s-23° 57’ 45”
StarHIP 852426.05617h 25m 06s-24° 14’ 37”
StarHIP 859208.49417h 33m 29s-24° 04’ 17”
StarHIP 851768.60117h 24m 23s-22° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 858048.58317h 31m 56s-22° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 855488.33317h 29m 00s-24° 20’ 11”
StarHIP 855418.501817h 28m 51s-23° 26’ 30”
StarHIP 853158.1517h 26m 01s-23° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 857037.329817h 30m 49s-23° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 859547.351617h 34m 02s-23° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 860828.829417h 35m 31s-23° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 853404.144217h 26m 22s-24° 10’ 30”
StarHIP 859257.601817h 33m 34s-22° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 854408.871817h 27m 37s-24° 40’ 04”

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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