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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury13h 4m 38.80s-6° 16' 51.57"0.743 6:01AM9711:44AM44 5:28PM263
Venus13h 48m 15.72s-10° 0' 37.78"1.717 7:18AM10412:42PM38 6:06PM255
Mars17h 47m 54.54s-24° 55' 41.71"1.64412:08PM123 4:38PM25 9:08PM237
Jupiter9h 26m 53.60s15° 39' 23.60"5.552 1:13AM69 8:10AM65 3:07PM291
Saturn15h 23m 0.37s-16° 32' 47.99"10.847 9:02AM112 2:05PM33 7:09PM248
Uranus0h 51m 30.43s4° 45' 38.39"19.052 5:12PM8311:30PM54 5:53AM277
Neptune22h 27m 30.96s-10° 28' 0.27"29.383 3:41PM103 9:07PM39 2:37AM257
Pluto18h 47m 6.69s-20° 40' 4.11"33.04612:40PM117 5:28PM2910:16PM243
Sun13h 48m 58.52s-11° 13' 28.45"0.995 7:18AM10512:41PM37 6:02PM254
Moon13h 8m 54.09s-7° 21' 23.58"394750.194 8:57AM111 2:13PM33 7:25PM248
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.
<October 2014>
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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