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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury18h 2m 33.72s-21° 12' 37.54"0.905 5:39AM11810:24AM28 3:08PM242
Venus22h 50m 6.49s-7° 49' 45.98"0.673 9:31AM98 3:12PM43 8:53PM262
Mars23h 20m 55.92s-4° 55' 20.49"1.728 9:51AM95 3:40PM46 9:30PM265
Jupiter13h 23m 35.45s-7° 21' 19.72"5.33812:01AM99 5:37AM4211:14AM261
Saturn17h 27m 58.72s-21° 57' 1.39"10.877 4:59AM119 9:42AM28 2:24PM241
Uranus1h 16m 22.03s7° 25' 38.73"19.97211:00AM80 5:28PM5711:55PM280
Neptune22h 46m 49.33s-8° 40' 5.55"30.625 9:26AM101 2:59PM41 8:31PM259
Pluto19h 13m 51.14s-21° 20' 55.62"34.228 6:41AM11811:26AM28 4:12PM242
Sun19h 42m 34.43s-21° 20' 46.34"0.984 7:17AM11712:06PM29 4:56PM243
Moon9h 3m 3.19s14° 59' 39.15"373168.201 9:47PM86 3:24AM56 9:54AM277
Events this Month
WhenWhat
1/1/2017 12:00:00 AMMars is 0.02° South of Neptune
1/2/2017 3:20:00 AMMoon is 1.9° North of Venus
1/2/2017 10:14:00 PMMoon is 0.39° North of Neptune
1/3/2017 12:48:00 AMMoon is 0.24° North of Mars
1/5/2017 1:48:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
1/5/2017 8:09:00 PMMoon is 3.27° South of Uranus
1/7/2017 12:46:00 AMPluto in conjunction with the Sun
1/9/2017 8:32:00 AMMoon is 0.36° North of Aldebaran
1/12/2017 5:35:00 AMFull Moon
1/12/2017 7:20:00 AMVenus reaches 47.1° East of the Sun
1/12/2017 7:00:00 PMVenus is 0.41° North of Neptune
1/14/2017 10:32:00 PMMoon is 0.83° South of Regulus
1/18/2017 11:28:00 PMMoon is 2.69° North of Jupiter
1/19/2017 3:45:00 AMMercury reaches 24.1° West of the Sun
1/19/2017 4:15:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
1/20/2017 2:00:00 PMJupiter is 3.68° North of Spica
1/24/2017 4:19:00 AMMoon is 3.62° North of Saturn
1/25/2017 6:46:00 PMMoon is 3.71° North of Mercury
1/26/2017 4:05:00 AMMoon is 2.76° North of Pluto
1/27/2017 6:08:00 PMNew Moon
1/29/2017 11:00:00 AMMercury is 1.19° South of Pluto
1/30/2017 5:26:00 AMMoon is 0.2° North of Neptune
1/31/2017 8:35:00 AMMoon is 4.06° South of Venus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterThird Quarter
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew Moon
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