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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury18h 11m 58.20s-25° 17' 36.52"1.418 7:58AM12312:28PM24 4:58PM237
Venus18h 44m 46.77s-24° 2' 37.79"1.648 8:21AM12112:56PM26 5:32PM239
Mars20h 53m 57.49s-18° 45' 32.97"1.91010:00AM114 2:59PM32 7:58PM247
Jupiter9h 39m 29.91s14° 51' 22.96"4.697 8:39PM70 3:37AM6410:31AM290
Saturn15h 50m 2.53s-18° 7' 24.04"10.814 4:51AM114 9:48AM31 2:46PM246
Uranus0h 46m 31.60s4° 16' 3.18"19.72112:25PM84 6:42PM54 1:03AM276
Neptune22h 28m 2.96s-10° 24' 1.33"30.32210:57AM103 4:24PM39 9:51PM257
Pluto18h 53m 30.83s-20° 40' 22.96"33.727 8:02AM11712:50PM29 5:38PM243
Sun17h 45m 57.73s-23° 23' 53.15"0.984 7:16AM12111:55AM26 4:33PM239
Moon15h 3m 29.48s-14° 34' 3.83"383987.133 6:32AM11511:36AM30 4:40PM245
Events this Month
WhenWhat
12/1/2014 6:02:00 PMMoon is 1.22° North of Uranus
12/3/2014 7:00:00 PMMercury is 4.01° North of Antares
12/5/2014 11:00:00 PMMoon is 1.45° North of Aldebaran
12/6/2014 6:28:00 AMFull Moon
12/8/2014 3:52:00 AMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
12/12/2014 12:32:00 PMMoon is 4.36° South of Regulus
12/14/2014 6:52:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
12/16/2014 7:29:00 PMMoon is 2.8° North of Spica
12/19/2014 2:37:00 PMMoon is 1.54° North of Saturn
12/20/2014 9:00:00 AMVenus is 3.25° South of Pluto
12/21/2014 5:03:00 PMWinter Solstice
12/21/2014 7:37:00 PMNew Moon
12/22/2014 5:12:00 PMMoon is 2.85° North of Pluto
12/24/2014 6:00:00 PMMercury is 4.33° South of Pluto
12/26/2014 9:25:00 AMMoon is 4.19° North of Neptune
12/28/2014 12:33:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
12/28/2014 11:00:00 PMMoon is 0.97° North of Uranus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Full MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentNew MoonNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterFirst QuarterWaxing Gibbous123
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