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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury11h 11m 16.43s6° 3' 30.50"0.904 5:21AM8211:43AM55 6:05PM278
Venus14h 6m 34.52s-12° 50' 0.13"1.398 9:27AM108 2:41PM35 7:55PM252
Mars17h 57m 59.31s-25° 53' 30.85"1.044 2:01PM124 6:28PM2410:54PM236
Jupiter12h 14m 44.90s0° 24' 22.40"6.454 6:39AM9012:39PM49 6:38PM270
Saturn16h 39m 2.16s-20° 40' 2.81"10.38912:13PM117 5:01PM29 9:49PM243
Uranus1h 26m 4.90s8° 21' 0.14"18.999 7:15PM78 1:49AM58 8:20AM282
Neptune22h 46m 31.54s-8° 43' 43.22"29.038 5:34PM10111:06PM41 4:43AM259
Pluto19h 3m 14.18s-21° 25' 40.88"32.983 2:39PM118 7:24PM2812:09AM242
Sun12h 15m 0.04s-1° 37' 26.06"1.002 6:51AM9312:47PM47 6:41PM267
Moon9h 20m 5.30s13° 17' 49.60"389167.634 5:27AM8411:54AM53 6:15PM274
Events this Month
WhenWhat
9/1/2016 4:04:00 AMNew Moon
9/2/2016 11:39:00 AMNeptune at Opposition, 2.4arcmin, 7.8 magnitude
9/2/2016 4:56:00 PMMoon is 0.37° North of Jupiter
9/3/2016 5:33:00 AMMoon is 1.12° North of Venus
9/8/2016 4:02:00 PMMoon is 3.81° North of Saturn
9/9/2016 6:50:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
9/11/2016 1:18:00 PMMoon is 3.24° North of Pluto
9/12/2016 6:41:00 PMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
9/15/2016 3:30:00 PMMoon is 1.15° North of Neptune
9/16/2016 2:06:00 PMFull Moon
9/17/2016 5:00:00 PMVenus is 2.65° North of Spica
9/18/2016 11:48:00 AMMoon is 2.95° South of Uranus
9/21/2016 5:38:00 PMMoon is 0.21° North of Aldebaran
9/22/2016 9:21:00 AMAutumnal Equinox
9/23/2016 4:57:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
9/26/2016 2:01:00 AMJupiter in conjunction with the Sun
9/27/2016 5:58:00 PMMoon is 1.67° South of Regulus
9/28/2016 2:28:00 PMMercury reaches 17.9° West of the Sun
9/29/2016 5:42:00 AMMoon is 0.71° South of Mercury
9/30/2016 11:12:00 AMMoon is 0.9° North of Jupiter
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28293031New MoonNew MoonWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird Quarter
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent1
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