1. Present Astrological Position Of Planets Right Now
  2. What Are The Positions Of The Planets Right Now
Present Astrological Position Of Planets

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  • This Section gives Planetary Positions of Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto for New Delhi, India. It indicates current position of all planets as per Vedic Astrology which utilizes sidereal zodiac sign.
  • The planets in astrology represent the forces in nature that make things happen. Their locations in the various signs of the zodiac, and their relationships to each other, show the types of actions and events that are happening in the life of an individual person, or in.

This page lists Planetary Positions of Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on April 23, 2021 for Redmond, Washington, United States. It lists current position of all planets according to Vedic Astrology which uses sidereal zodiac. Sidereal Planetary positions are also known as Nirayana Planetary Positions.

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Have you ever wondered 'Where are the planets right now?'

For people interested in astrology the current positions and movements of the planets are very important and can give you a clue into how you are feeling and how your day is going to pan out. For astronomers, it's equally important to know where the planets are so that they can observe them. For others, getting an understanding of where the Earth is in relation to the Sun and moon and planets is just, well, sort of nice to know. If you've ever sat outside at night and got into an discussion about whether that bright star is actually a planet, and if it is - 'Which planet is it?', then this site might help narrow down the options!

This online orrery (Note: an orrery is a machine that shows planetary positions) will hopefully help you to understand what's going on out there.

Our live Solar System Map - Getting Oriented

If you have our desktop version enabled on your computer, then the application shown above plots the position of the Earth and planets using data from this NASA's JPL website and is accurate between 3000 BCE and 3000 CE. If you have our mobile version enabled then we'll be showing you a simpler view of the solar system showing you the current planetary positions with the option of moving up to 30 days forwards or backwards.

Solar System Map of Current Planetary Positions

Both apps show a solar system map - a 'plan view' of the planets laid out in the plane of the ecliptic (the flat plane in which all the main planets move about the Sun).

Dwarf planet positions are also shown - but it should be realised that these objects often rise far above and below the plane of the ecliptic. This is because their orbital planes are tilted with respect to the ecliptic - by more than 40 degrees in some cases. So be aware that just because the app may occasionally show a planet and a dwarf planet to be very close to each other in the plan view, they may, in fact, be separated by a large perpendicular distance.

Earth's Tilt

As you may know, the Earth's axis is tilted over by 23.4 degrees and the Earth's North Pole currently points at the star known as Polaris - the North Star. The app is arranged so that the view is fixed to the stars and that Polaris is always off the top of the screen (and not shown). This means that the Earth's north pole is (currently) pointing towards the top of the screen, and the south pole towards the bottom. During the summer months of the northern hemisphere the north pole is pointing more towards the Sun and so the Earth is shown below the Sun. During the summer months of the southern hemisphere, the south pole points towards the Sun and so the Earth is shown above the Sun.

Unlike other online orreries in which you can look at the solar system from all angles, this site always shows the same view to try and help you keep your orientation. A north/south control allows the view to be changed from looking 'down' at the northern hemisphere to looking 'down' (or is it 'up'?) at the southern hemisphere. This allows you to tailor the view to the hemisphere you are in so that you can more easily relate the planetary positions as shown in this app with what you are seeing in the night sky. In both views the North Star is kept towards the top of the screen.

Yearly Clock - or 'Where is the Sun?'

Because the display is locked with north tilting upwards, it acts rather like a clock face in which one revolution of the Earth about the Sun is one year, and each of the constellations approximately map to months of the year with January being when the Sun is mostly in Capricorn and December when the Sun is mostly in Sagittarius, etc.

PlanetsPresent astrological position of planets

The Zodiac, Equinoxes and Solstices and the seasons

Solstices and Equinoxes

December SolsticeMarch Equinox
June SolsticeSeptember Equinox

The Zodiac display is centred on the Earth and oriented with the tilt of the earth. This display shows in which sign of the zodiac the Sun lies at any time. The sign of the Sun at a persons birth is called that person's Star Sign.

The Zodiac is locked to the tilt of the earth in this way: Because the earth is tilted the Sun lies in the northern hemisphere for six months and then in the southern hemisphere for six months. When the Sun crosses from the northern to the southern hemisphere this is called the Vernal Equinox and this event defines the direction between Aries and Pisces and hence the orientation of the whole Zodiac for the following year.

Currently, the winter and summer solstices occur as the Sun crosses the vertical zodiac line and the spring and autumn equinoxes when the Sun crosses the horizontal zodiac line. So, to use our anti-clockwise clock analogy (e.g. with the app in northern hemisphere mode) the winter (December) solstice is when the Earth is exactly at 12 o'clock from the Sun, the spring (March or Vernal) equinox is when the Earth is at 9 o'clock from the Sun, Summer (June) Solstice - it's at 6 o'clock and autumn (September or Autumnal) Equinox - it's at 3 o'clock from the Sun.

The longest and shortest days occur at the Solstices. At the Equinoxes, the day is almost exactly the same (12 hours long) all over the world.

UTC date and time of solstices and equinoxes
yearEquinox
Mar
Solstice
June
Equinox
Sept
Solstice
Dec
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20152022:452116:382308:202204:48
20162004:312022:352214:212110:45
20172010:292104:252220:022116:29
20182016:152110:072301:542122:22
20192021:582115:542307:502204:19
20202003:502021:432213:312110:03
20212009:372103:322219:212115:59
20222015:332109:142301:042121:48
20232021:252114:582306:502203:28
20242003:072020:512212:442109:20
20252009:022102:422218:202115:03
20262014:462108:252300:062120:50
20272020:252114:112306:022202:43
20282002:172020:022211:452108:20
20292008:012101:482217:372114:14
20302013:512107:312223:2721

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Solstice and Equinox Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

The Zodiac - and 'Hey.. That planet is in the wrong place!'

The zodiac in the desktop version always shows which sign of the zodiac the Sun is in. However it may not be correctly showing which sign each planet is in. 'How can that be?' you may ask. The reason is that the app has a slider control which changes the orbits of the planets from a diagrammatical view (i.e. all the planets in nice neat, equally separated, circular orbits) to a real view (i.e. all the planets in elliptical orbits with all the inner planets squashed in next to the Sun and the outer planets being widely spaced). Only when the orbit realism slider is in the real position (against the tick icon) are all the planets definitely shown in the correct sign of the zodiac. For info on the desktop version controls, click here.

This page by default shows the diagrammatic view. The Astrology page by default shows a geocentric view in which all the planets are shown where they are relative to the Earth - but without distances. This makes it easier to see where they are in the sky, and also means they are always shown in the correct sign of the zodiac.

The Zodiac - and 'Hey.. That planet is not in the star constellation shown!'

Sometimes people look into the night sky and expect that a planet shown to be in the zodiac sign of say 'Cancer' will be sitting over the star constellation Cancer. This is not always true since zodiac signs and constellations do not match up one to one. The reason for this is that for one, the constellations vary in size whereas zodiacs are all the same and for two, the constellations have moved (or rather the direction the Earth's north pole points has changed) since astrology began.

Indeed the direction the north pole points changes by 1 degree every 72 years (it's called precession), and completes a whole circle about every 26,000 years. This means that although the stars (mainly) stay in the same place, the solstices and equinoxes (which are defined by the movement of the Sun with respect to the Earth's axis) change by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the stars. And because the position of the zodiac is defined by the equinoxes, it also rotates by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the stars.

Our desktop app shows this precession in the zodiac. As time is wound forwards the Zodiac rotates in a clockwise direction (northern hemisphere view). The positions of the all planets (including the Earth) are shown with respect to the stars and so are unaffected by precession.

For more detailed explanations on other sites click here and if you'd like to see a video on all the complexities of the Earth’s motion and hence the positions of the stars, take a look here.

Which Planets are in Retrograde?

When the zodiac display is enabled, glowing indicators appear on those planets that are in retrograde - which means the planet is appearing to be moving backwards from its normal motion when viewed from Earth. The image to the left shows Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune in retrograde because Earth is speeding past on the inside orbit.

In Astrology, it is very important to know when the planets are in retrograde, and also when they stop and start to move forwards again (called the Stationary Direct) because it is believed that this motion can reverse and enhance the effect of the planet. For Astronomy, retrograde motions have no importance since they are simply the result of the motions of the planets relative to Earth.

Future Developments

This software is still under development with additional features being added when we can. Please feel free to let us know if there are any features you would like added or questions about the solar system you would like answered, or give us any comments on the application.

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Other Free Online Orreries and Solar System Simulations

For some reason 2 of the 3 online orreries I used to list here are no longer running which is a real shame.
Anyhow, until I find some more good online orreries out there here is a good one:

3D Fun
With lots of 3D features this application allows you to explore the solar system with many basic facts thrown in. It also allows you to see all the stars and constellations.

Altas Interactive
Another nice online orrery, similar to ours.

Solar System Maps

To see a some interesting solar system maps including 'Space without the Space' and 'If the moon were only 1 pixel', visit our Solar System Maps page.

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Daily Planetary Positions

Place : Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, Latitude : 25.3176, Longitude: 82.9739

Planetary Position Details

PlanetRSignSign LordDegreeNakshatraNakshatra LordHouse
Lagna-TaurusVenus17 : 51 : 17RohiniMoon1
Sun-TaurusVenus19 : 12 : 14RohiniMoon1
Moon-CancerMoon08 : 17 : 48PushyaSaturn3
Mars-PiscesJupiter13 : 15 : 53Uttara-BhadrapadSaturn11
Mercury-TaurusVenus01 : 56 : 09KrittikaSun1
Jupiter-PiscesJupiter10 : 02 : 10Uttara-BhadrapadSaturn11
Venus-AriesMars13 : 18 : 24AshwiniKetu12
Saturn-AquariousSaturn01 : 05 : 07DhanishthaMars10
RahuRAriesMars27 : 12 : 35KrittikaSun12
KetuRLibraVenus27 : 12 : 35VishakhaJupiter6

Lagna(Ascendant) Details

Ascendant Start TimeEnd Time
Taurus03:58:4805:55:56
Gemini05:55:5608:09:49
Cancer08:09:4910:27:32
Leo10:27:3212:41:29
Virgo12:41:2914:54:21
Libra14:54:2117:10:50
Scorpio17:10:5019:27:48
Sagittarius19:27:4821:32:33
Capricorn21:32:3323:17:29
Aquarius23:17:2900:48:16
Pisces00:48:1602:16:39
Aries02:16:3903:54:52

Planetary Position

The following Planetary Position are shown for the date 04 June, 2022 Planetary Positions for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India'.

Present Astrological Position Of Planets Right Now

Planetary Position refers to the period of the quantity and quality of time of an individual day, week, month and year according to his/her natal or birth chart. The birth chart contains twelve squares having 12 zodiac symbols in each. The position of planets is calculated with the help of the Sun or Moon.
Rashi of a child or a person is determined according to the Moon position in India. Twelve Zodiac symbols having 30 degrees each concept is also used to find a planetary position. Further, they have 27 stars with 13.333 degrees each. Birthastro provides detailed information regarding this.

Planet Sidereal Position

Planetary positions today refer to current planet positions of Sidereal in astrology. It helps to find the purpose of the planet and its position affect an individual's life. Its position is calculated with the help of two different methods i.e. Nirayana longitude and Saana longitude. Ayanamsa or precision is the main difference between these two longitudes.
You must have accurate information on the birth chart. If it is not accurate then it will show the wrong position of planets.
One should write the birth city and country, where a person is born the current location.
According to the zodiac and houses, it will generate a minute and degree of planetary position.
Ascendant and Ayanamsa with their degree must also be present for the planetary position. Time can be adjusted only when it is applicable otherwise it must be accurate.
Rahu and Ketu position are mean planetary positions.

The astrological meaning of planetary position in kundli

Combination of planets, houses and zodiac symbols refers to a birth chart or natal chart. Each planet has a different meaning in a person's life. In astrology, inner planets move faster than the outer planets. Outer planets take more than seven years to complete one zodiac symbol cycle.

Sun Position

Sun takes its position when a new baby is born. The symbol of the Sun is also called Zodiac symbol. These are star symbols which show the position of the Sun because the Sun is also a star. In India, people consider Moon Position symbols. Sun revolves around Zodiac sky throughout the year to complete its cycle. It spends almost 30 days in each house. There are 12 sun symbols.
People born with a single symbol are with some similar characteristics. Sun is a ruler and affects on status, personality, ego, and genuineness of a person. A person tries to adapt both the advantages and disadvantages when he/ she shows interest in another person's symbol. Sun in the birth chart is a leader of an individual's life through its position because as all the planets complete their cycle around the sun, this concept helps in carving the style, destiny, and purpose of the person's life. It is also a ruler of the main factor of an individual's career.

Moon Position

It takes 2-3 days to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Cancer. It can effect on person's mood, emotions, unconsciousness, creativity, instincts, habits, etc. because of the security needed by Cancer.

Mercury Position

What are the positions of the planets today

It takes 3-4 weeks to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Virgo and Gemini. It can affect a person's Intellect, Language, Intelligence, Mind, Reason, communication, etc. This planet is God's messenger. According to astrology, it effects a person's daily communications.

Venus Position

It takes 4-5 weeks to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Libra and Taurus. It can affect a person's Beauty, Relationship, Harmony, Love, Art, and Attraction, etc. It is a planet of sex, beauty, and pleasure.

Mars Position

It takes 6-7 weeks to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Aries. It can affect a person's Aggression, Action, Courage, Sex, Desire, Competition, Passion, etc. It is symbolized war planet. Its mountain is the tallest in the solar system.

Jupiter Position

It takes 12-13 months to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Sagittarius. It can affect a person's Luck, Understanding, Optimism, Growth, Abundance, Expansion, etc. This planet is the largest in a solar system. It is also helpful in wealth growth and hope.

Saturn Position

Present

It takes 2-3 Years to travel between symbols. It is the planetary ruler of Capricorn. It can affect a person's Law, Discipline, Obligation, Structure, Restriction, Responsibility, Ambition, etc. Its bad effect leads to make a person who needs a lot of struggle and a long time to reach his goal.

Planetary positions in kundli

What Are The Positions Of The Planets Right Now

Sun Position - One Month
Moon Position - 2.25 Days
Mars Position - 45 Days
Budha (Mercury) Position - 30 Days
Sukra (Venus) Position - 30 Days
Guru (Jupiter) Position - 12 Months
Sani (Saturn) Position - 30 Months
(Dragons Head) Rahu Position - 18 Months
(Dragons Tail) Ketu Position - 18 Months

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