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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury15h 5m 19.05s-16° 30' 36.78"1.362 6:09AM11311:09AM32 4:09PM246
Venus16h 12m 35.76s-21° 4' 59.22"1.698 7:30AM11912:14PM28 4:58PM241
Mars19h 23m 14.14s-23° 30' 35.02"1.78110:41AM121 3:19PM27 7:57PM240
Jupiter9h 38m 1.35s14° 51' 43.84"5.10410:29PM70 5:26AM6412:20PM290
Saturn15h 36m 45.41s-17° 24' 7.70"10.933 6:25AM11311:25AM32 4:25PM247
Uranus0h 47m 59.88s4° 24' 16.33"19.307 2:16PM84 8:33PM54 2:54AM276
Neptune22h 26m 55.36s-10° 31' 0.33"29.84712:47PM103 6:13PM3911:39PM257
Pluto18h 49m 47.85s-20° 41' 25.69"33.477 9:49AM117 2:37PM29 7:24PM243
Sun15h 44m 32.77s-19° 47' 51.09"0.988 6:52AM11611:43AM29 4:34PM243
Moon14h 31m 40.16s-12° 56' 59.05"386699.793 7:48AM11412:53PM30 5:57PM245
Events this Month
WhenWhat
11/1/2014 7:40:00 AMMercury reaches 18.7° West of the Sun
11/1/2014 10:38:00 PMMoon is 4.64° North of Neptune
11/3/2014 1:00:00 AMMercury is 4.57° North of Spica
11/4/2014 1:20:00 PMMoon is 1.28° North of Uranus
11/6/2014 5:24:00 PMFull Moon
11/8/2014 2:05:00 PMMoon is 1.41° North of Aldebaran
11/10/2014 6:00:00 AMMars is 3.76° South of Pluto
11/13/2014 3:00:00 AMVenus is 1.6° South of Saturn
11/14/2014 9:17:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
11/15/2014 4:30:00 AMMoon is 4.58° South of Regulus
11/18/2014 2:51:00 AMSaturn in conjunction with the Sun
11/19/2014 10:25:00 AMMoon is 2.63° North of Spica
11/21/2014 11:16:00 AMMoon is 1.92° North of Mercury
11/21/2014 11:23:00 PMMoon is 1.26° North of Saturn
11/22/2014 6:33:00 AMNew Moon
11/22/2014 7:05:00 PMMoon is 3.94° North of Venus
11/23/2014 10:00:00 PMVenus is 4.56° North of Antares
11/25/2014 7:22:00 AMMoon is 2.89° North of Pluto
11/26/2014 3:00:00 AMMercury is 1.71° South of Saturn
11/29/2014 3:05:00 AMMoon is 4.47° North of Neptune
11/29/2014 4:07:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird Quarter
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew Moon
New MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
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