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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 266917.02505h 40m 18s+24° 32’ 15”
StarHIP 268397.730205h 41m 57s+24° 19’ 06”
StarHIP 264848.989405h 37m 58s+22° 27’ 54”
StarHIP 269448.300805h 43m 02s+22° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 273207.553205h 47m 15s+22° 31’ 44”
StarHIP 272228.074405h 46m 10s+22° 46’ 21”
StarHIP 270988.986605h 44m 45s+21° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 268366.586205h 41m 54s+23° 19’ 34”
StarHIP 274428.256405h 48m 38s+23° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 264418.774405h 37m 36s+23° 08’ 19”
StarHIP 271358.16605h 45m 13s+24° 25’ 12”
StarHIP 267617.578205h 41m 05s+24° 21’ 00”
StarHIP 273437.438805h 47m 29s+22° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 266517.121605h 39m 51s+24° 13’ 31”
StarHIP 272037.928405h 45m 58s+23° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 264498.89105h 37m 38s+23° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 270238.64305h 43m 53s+21° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 269646.234405h 43m 19s+23° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 272007.928605h 45m 56s+24° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 268536.224405h 42m 03s+22° 39’ 37”
StarHIP 268287.893605h 41m 46s+22° 52’ 14”
StarHIP 265997.318805h 39m 14s+23° 19’ 24”

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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