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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury9h 39m 29.43s15° 22' 37.24"1.205 7:36AM71 2:27PM63 9:17PM288
Venus9h 18m 24.06s17° 12' 13.70"1.666 7:01AM68 2:02PM66 9:02PM292
Mars15h 36m 26.99s-22° 17' 34.48"0.691 3:29PM120 8:10PM2712:50AM240
Jupiter11h 27m 52.40s4° 42' 35.28"6.080 9:42AM84 3:59PM5410:16PM276
Saturn16h 33m 43.10s-20° 15' 52.47"9.396 4:13PM117 9:02PM29 1:56AM243
Uranus1h 30m 49.10s8° 50' 4.74"19.77311:26PM78 6:02AM5912:35PM282
Neptune22h 52m 31.99s-8° 6' 17.80"29.150 9:46PM100 3:24AM42 8:59AM260
Pluto19h 6m 45.27s-21° 12' 8.61"32.174 6:49PM11811:35PM28 4:25AM242
Sun8h 22m 3.26s19° 26' 10.65"1.016 5:51AM64 1:03PM68 8:15PM296
Moon1h 20m 39.22s5° 5' 52.08"370231.031 1:11AM72 8:14AM64 3:23PM290
Events this Month
WhenWhat
7/1/2016 11:21:00 PMMoon is 0.43° North of Aldebaran
7/4/2016 6:02:00 AMNew Moon
7/6/2016 10:25:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
7/7/2016 12:00:00 PMVenus is 5.69° South of Pollux
7/7/2016 5:28:00 PMPluto at Opposition, 0.1arcmin, 14.1 magnitude
7/7/2016 6:58:00 PMMoon is 1.78° South of Regulus
7/9/2016 5:12:00 AMMoon is 0.85° South of Jupiter
7/11/2016 2:00:00 AMMercury is 5.05° South of Pollux
7/11/2016 7:53:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
7/15/2016 11:48:00 PMMoon is 3.43° North of Saturn
7/16/2016 12:00:00 PMMercury is 0.53° North of Venus
7/18/2016 9:05:00 PMMoon is 2.99° North of Pluto
7/19/2016 5:58:00 PMFull Moon
7/23/2016 12:37:00 AMMoon is 1.06° North of Neptune
7/25/2016 11:30:00 PMMoon is 2.93° South of Uranus
7/26/2016 6:01:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
7/29/2016 6:17:00 AMMoon is 0.29° North of Aldebaran
7/30/2016 12:00:00 PMMercury is 0.33° North of Regulus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
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