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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury11h 41m 59.46s-1° 18' 32.61"0.818 8:32AM93 2:26PM47 8:20PM267
Venus11h 29m 15.60s4° 42' 59.54"1.567 8:07AM85 2:21PM53 8:35PM275
Mars16h 26m 47.24s-24° 32' 25.74"0.844 2:42PM123 7:12PM2511:43PM237
Jupiter11h 47m 31.13s2° 33' 19.16"6.339 8:19AM87 2:29PM52 8:39PM273
Saturn16h 32m 49.93s-20° 20' 9.44"9.820 2:23PM117 7:12PM2912:01AM243
Uranus1h 29m 58.13s8° 44' 23.43"19.342 9:35PM78 4:11AM5810:43AM282
Neptune22h 50m 1.48s-8° 22' 16.24"28.960 7:54PM100 1:31AM41 7:05AM260
Pluto19h 4m 24.08s-21° 19' 15.25"32.439 4:57PM118 9:43PM28 2:32AM242
Sun10h 8m 37.20s11° 26' 48.59"1.011 6:18AM7512:58PM60 7:38PM284
Moon2h 2m 26.09s8° 12' 42.36"367456.54112:43AM67 7:05AM66 2:21PM292
Events this Month
WhenWhat
8/2/2016 3:46:00 PMNew Moon
8/4/2016 1:18:00 AMMoon is 2.9° South of Venus
8/4/2016 3:47:00 AMMoon is 1.68° South of Regulus
8/4/2016 5:12:00 PMMoon is 0.56° South of Mercury
8/5/2016 4:00:00 AMVenus is 1.09° North of Regulus
8/5/2016 10:31:00 PMMoon is 0.21° South of Jupiter
8/10/2016 1:22:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
8/12/2016 6:48:00 AMMoon is 3.66° North of Saturn
8/15/2016 4:45:00 AMMoon is 3.13° North of Pluto
8/16/2016 4:23:00 PMMercury reaches 27.4° East of the Sun
8/18/2016 4:28:00 AMFull Moon
8/19/2016 7:04:00 AMMoon is 1.07° North of Neptune
8/22/2016 4:58:00 AMMoon is 3.01° South of Uranus
8/23/2016 11:00:00 PMMars is 1.81° North of Antares
8/24/2016 10:42:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
8/25/2016 11:45:00 AMMoon is 0.19° North of Aldebaran
8/25/2016 12:00:00 PMMars is 4.39° South of Saturn
8/26/2016 11:00:00 PMMercury is 5.26° South of Venus
8/27/2016 4:00:00 PMVenus is 0.07° North of Jupiter
8/31/2016 11:36:00 AMMoon is 1.68° South of Regulus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31Waning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
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