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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury1h 49m 5.42s10° 17' 12.25"1.333 6:06AM7312:53PM62 7:43PM288
Venus23h 18m 56.31s-5° 18' 20.76"0.921 4:25AM9510:13AM45 4:02PM265
Mars12h 52m 52.74s-3° 32' 43.41"0.625 5:40PM9411:30PM46 5:25AM266
Jupiter6h 59m 22.33s23° 1' 56.15"5.47210:16AM59 5:43PM73 1:13AM301
Saturn15h 17m 25.80s-15° 38' 23.39"8.947 8:50PM110 2:01AM34 7:08AM250
Uranus0h 50m 28.05s4° 42' 24.90"20.973 5:15AM8311:34AM55 5:52PM277
Neptune22h 35m 8.00s-9° 39' 39.16"30.530 3:49AM102 9:19AM40 2:48PM258
Pluto18h 56m 55.20s-20° 6' 37.82"32.29412:47AM116 5:41AM3010:31AM244
Sun2h 1m 29.89s12° 21' 50.77"1.005 6:04AM7212:54PM63 7:46PM288
Moon20h 49m 54.53s-12° 23' 27.00"369764.827 3:53AM93 9:56AM48 4:08PM270
Events this Month
WhenWhat
4/2/2014 2:10:00 AMUranus in conjunction with the Sun
4/4/2014 2:15:00 AMMoon is 1.96° North of Aldebaran
4/7/2014 3:32:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
4/8/2014 4:05:00 PMMars at Opposition, 15.1arcmin, -1.5 magnitude
4/12/2014 3:00:00 AMVenus is 0.69° North of Neptune
4/14/2014 11:00:00 AMMercury is 1.39° South of Uranus
4/14/2014 1:25:00 PMMoon is 3.49° South of Mars
4/14/2014 11:20:00 PMMoon is 1.72° North of Spica
4/15/2014 2:43:00 AMFull Moon
4/17/2014 2:21:00 AMMoon is 0.38° South of Saturn
4/20/2014 7:58:00 PMMoon is 2.46° North of Pluto
4/22/2014 2:53:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
4/25/2014 6:16:00 PMMoon is 4.36° North of Venus
4/25/2014 10:28:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
4/27/2014 6:26:00 AMMoon is 2.07° North of Uranus
4/29/2014 1:15:00 AMNew Moon
4/29/2014 8:05:00 AMMoon is 1.6° South of Mercury
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3031Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousFull MoonFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon123
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