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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury11h 49m 58.29s0° 1' 58.21"1.078 8:35AM92 2:33PM48 8:29PM268
Venus9h 6m 55.97s8° 4' 45.24"0.303 5:04AM7811:34AM58 6:05PM282
Mars8h 54m 2.70s18° 36' 15.09"2.527 4:25AM6511:32AM68 6:39PM294
Jupiter10h 20m 49.37s11° 14' 21.51"6.398 6:14AM7512:54PM61 7:34PM285
Saturn15h 46m 51.93s-17° 59' 35.13"10.008 1:19PM113 6:17PM3211:15PM246
Uranus1h 14m 33.13s7° 10' 15.51"19.292 9:16PM80 3:47AM5710:13AM280
Neptune22h 41m 11.15s-9° 11' 36.58"28.958 7:39PM102 1:14AM41 6:44AM258
Pluto18h 55m 36.03s-20° 56' 2.94"32.267 4:38PM117 9:25PM29 2:16AM243
Sun10h 16m 56.13s10° 40' 20.93"1.011 6:20AM7612:58PM59 7:35PM283
Moon18h 45m 41.57s-17° 51' 1.03"375541.003 6:48PM10412:24AM39 4:55AM253
Events this Month
WhenWhat
8/2/2015 10:16:00 AMMoon is 2.94° North of Neptune
8/5/2015 3:00:00 AMMercury is 8.18° North of Venus
8/5/2015 3:45:00 AMMoon is 1.01° South of Uranus
8/6/2015 9:04:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
8/6/2015 11:00:00 PMMercury is 0.58° North of Jupiter
8/7/2015 10:00:00 AMMercury is 0.96° North of Regulus
8/8/2015 6:47:00 PMMoon is 0.69° North of Aldebaran
8/10/2015 6:00:00 PMJupiter is 0.42° North of Regulus
8/14/2015 9:55:00 AMNew Moon
8/14/2015 10:37:00 AMMoon is 4.66° North of Venus
8/15/2015 5:10:00 AMMoon is 3.29° South of Regulus
8/15/2015 7:06:00 AMMoon is 3.64° South of Jupiter
8/15/2015 2:23:00 PMVenus in inferior conjunction with the Sun
8/16/2015 9:35:00 AMMoon is 1.97° South of Mercury
8/19/2015 1:13:00 PMMoon is 4.24° North of Spica
8/22/2015 11:59:00 AMMoon is 2.54° North of Saturn
8/22/2015 2:32:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
8/25/2015 11:07:00 PMMoon is 3.25° North of Pluto
8/26/2015 5:03:00 PMJupiter in conjunction with the Sun
8/29/2015 12:00:00 AMVenus is 9.42° South of Mars
8/29/2015 1:36:00 PMFull Moon
8/29/2015 7:07:00 PMMoon is 2.96° North of Neptune
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
262728293031Waning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull Moon
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