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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury13h 48m 18.74s-14° 48' 53.98"0.859 9:00AM110 2:08PM34 7:16PM250
Venus11h 57m 33.33s1° 49' 32.59"1.703 6:21AM8912:26PM50 6:30PM271
Mars16h 32m 50.44s-23° 26' 15.19"1.52412:21PM121 4:57PM26 9:32PM239
Jupiter9h 11m 59.23s16° 43' 36.72"5.875 2:29AM68 9:30AM66 4:31PM292
Saturn15h 12m 55.18s-15° 50' 29.99"10.62610:23AM111 3:29PM34 8:36PM249
Uranus0h 55m 4.10s5° 7' 47.28"19.024 6:49PM83 1:12AM55 7:32AM277
Neptune22h 29m 10.39s-10° 18' 34.39"29.103 5:16PM10310:43PM39 4:14AM257
Pluto18h 46m 8.62s-20° 37' 3.73"32.627 2:13PM117 7:01PM2911:49PM243
Sun12h 20m 29.05s-2° 12' 56.55"1.002 6:53AM9412:46PM46 6:39PM266
Moon15h 56m 4.58s-16° 49' 4.07"385392.503 1:54PM114 7:01PM3112:09AM247
Events this Month
WhenWhat
10/1/2014 2:34:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
10/1/2014 7:13:00 PMMoon is 2.86° North of Pluto
10/5/2014 3:43:00 PMMoon is 4.64° North of Neptune
10/7/2014 3:59:00 PMUranus at Opposition, 3.7arcmin, 5.7 magnitude
10/8/2014 5:38:00 AMMoon is 1.19° North of Uranus
10/8/2014 5:52:00 AMFull Moon
10/12/2014 5:22:00 AMMoon is 1.37° North of Aldebaran
10/15/2014 2:13:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
10/16/2014 6:00:00 AMMercury is 0.48° North of Spica
10/16/2014 3:41:00 PMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
10/17/2014 3:00:00 AMMercury is 2.73° South of Venus
10/17/2014 8:00:00 PMVenus is 3.5° North of Spica
10/18/2014 9:33:00 PMMoon is 4.68° South of Regulus
10/22/2014 4:57:00 PMMoon is 0.72° South of Mercury
10/23/2014 3:02:00 AMMoon is 2.59° North of Spica
10/23/2014 4:16:00 PMMoon is 0.07° South of Venus
10/23/2014 4:58:00 PMNew Moon
10/25/2014 2:32:00 AMVenus in superior conjunction with the Sun
10/25/2014 10:44:00 AMMoon is 1.01° North of Saturn
10/29/2014 1:13:00 AMMoon is 2.92° North of Pluto
10/30/2014 9:49:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
282930Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterThird QuarterWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter1
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