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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury2h 45m 35.59s17° 17' 20.84"1.191 6:41AM64 1:54PM69 9:08PM296
Venus4h 39m 56.39s24° 10' 27.91"1.065 8:06AM56 3:41PM7411:18PM304
Mars2h 51m 37.66s16° 33' 15.10"2.438 6:43AM67 1:47PM67 8:51PM293
Jupiter9h 1m 33.84s17° 54' 31.89"5.06612:43PM66 7:49PM67 2:58AM294
Saturn16h 7m 51.61s-18° 43' 22.30"9.109 9:57PM114 2:57AM31 7:52AM246
Uranus1h 4m 4.89s6° 9' 2.07"20.970 5:29AM8111:52AM56 6:16PM279
Neptune22h 43m 11.79s-8° 55' 27.28"30.568 4:00AM101 9:32AM41 3:03PM259
Pluto19h 5m 30.85s-20° 30' 21.51"32.566 1:06AM117 5:54AM2910:43AM243
Sun1h 56m 48.46s11° 56' 31.57"1.005 6:06AM7212:55PM63 7:45PM288
Moon4h 52m 39.89s17° 45' 59.81"378060.41011:07AM68 6:21PM66  
Events this Month
WhenWhat
4/4/2015 7:07:00 AMFull Moon
4/4/2015 11:48:00 PMMoon is 3.48° North of Spica
4/6/2015 9:09:00 AMUranus in conjunction with the Sun
4/8/2015 4:00:00 AMMercury is 0.52° South of Uranus
4/8/2015 7:46:00 AMMoon is 2.17° North of Saturn
4/9/2015 11:01:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
4/11/2015 12:12:00 PMMoon is 3.21° North of Pluto
4/11/2015 10:46:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
4/15/2015 8:07:00 AMMoon is 3.63° North of Neptune
4/17/2015 7:35:00 PMMoon is 0.04° South of Uranus
4/18/2015 1:58:00 PMNew Moon
4/19/2015 6:06:00 AMMoon is 3.47° South of Mercury
4/19/2015 2:03:00 PMMoon is 3.11° South of Mars
4/20/2015 11:00:00 PMVenus is 7.5° North of Aldebaran
4/21/2015 11:58:00 AMMoon is 0.91° North of Aldebaran
4/23/2015 2:00:00 AMMercury is 1.39° North of Mars
4/25/2015 6:56:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
4/27/2015 11:05:00 PMMoon is 3.98° South of Regulus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<April 2015>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
293031Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull Moon
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird Quarter
Third QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
New MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
First QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous12
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