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Planets Today
PlanetRiseRise AzTransitAltSetTimeSet Az
Mercury 6:24AM11211:26AM32 4:28PM248
Venus 4:28AM104 9:54AM39 3:19PM256
Mars 1:07PM98 6:48PM4312:29AM262
Jupiter 7:14AM11712:01PM29 4:48PM243
Saturn 9:38AM120 2:17PM27 7:01PM240
Uranus 2:47PM76 9:30PM60 4:08AM284
Neptune 1:02PM99 6:40PM4212:21AM261
Pluto10:23AM119 3:05PM28 7:51PM241
Sun 8:08AM12012:49PM27 5:30PM240
Moon10:48AM118 3:41PM28 7:44PM241
Events this Month
WhenWhat
12/3/2018 1:42:00 PMMoon is 3.63° North of Venus
12/5/2018 4:07:00 PMMoon is 1.88° North of Mercury
12/6/2018 8:23:00 AMMoon is 3.45° South of Jupiter
12/7/2018 2:20:00 AMNew Moon
12/7/2018 9:00:00 AMMars is 0.04° North of Neptune
12/7/2018 9:00:00 AMNeptune is 0.04° North of Mars
12/9/2018 12:17:00 AMMoon is 1.13° South of Saturn
12/9/2018 10:33:00 PMMoon is 0.73° South of Pluto
12/14/2018 9:16:00 AMMoon is 2.98° North of Neptune
12/14/2018 6:22:00 PMMoon is 3.56° North of Mars
12/15/2018 6:30:00 AMMercury reaches 21.3° West of the Sun
12/15/2018 6:49:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
12/21/2018 9:00:00 AMJupiter is 0.87° North of Mercury
12/21/2018 5:23:00 PMWinter Solstice
12/22/2018 12:49:00 PMFull Moon
12/29/2018 4:34:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<December 2018>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
252627282930Waning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull Moon
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Third QuarterWaning Crescent12345