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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury7h 34m 58.43s22° 10' 32.07"1.202 4:59AM6012:23PM71 7:46PM299
Venus6h 48m 30.44s22° 42' 4.00"1.528 4:01AM5911:27AM72 6:53PM301
Mars13h 53m 17.56s-12° 39' 21.62"1.164 1:06PM107 6:23PM3611:39PM253
Jupiter8h 18m 56.57s20° 1' 11.97"6.282 5:32AM6312:46PM69 7:59PM297
Saturn14h 58m 41.93s-14° 36' 55.69"9.667 2:11PM109 7:22PM3512:33AM251
Uranus1h 1m 4.77s5° 46' 26.01"19.67611:01PM82 5:26AM5611:48AM278
Neptune22h 35m 17.12s-9° 42' 1.03"29.109 9:28PM102 3:01AM40 8:30AM258
Pluto18h 49m 6.22s-20° 23' 29.27"31.760 6:22PM11711:11PM29 4:04AM243
Sun8h 28m 2.40s19° 5' 40.15"1.015 5:52AM65 1:03PM68 8:13PM295
Moon9h 8m 55.29s11° 36' 42.10"406559.355 9:25AM87 3:43PM50 9:55PM270
Events this Month
WhenWhat
7/1/2014 7:55:00 PMMoon is 4.81° South of Regulus
7/2/2014 4:00:00 AMVenus is 4.15° North of Aldebaran
7/4/2014 3:04:00 AMPluto at Opposition, 0.1arcmin, 14.1 magnitude
7/5/2014 7:00:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
7/5/2014 8:23:00 PMMoon is 0.21° North of Mars
7/6/2014 1:56:00 AMMoon is 2.07° North of Spica
7/7/2014 9:26:00 PMMoon is 0.44° South of Saturn
7/11/2014 6:09:00 PMMoon is 2.32° North of Pluto
7/12/2014 6:26:00 AMFull Moon
7/12/2014 1:23:00 PMMercury reaches 20.9° West of the Sun
7/12/2014 6:00:00 PMMars is 1.43° North of Spica
7/15/2014 12:13:00 PMMoon is 4.61° North of Neptune
7/18/2014 4:34:00 AMMoon is 1.37° North of Uranus
7/18/2014 9:09:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
7/22/2014 7:20:00 AMMoon is 1.82° North of Aldebaran
7/24/2014 1:17:00 PMMoon is 4.42° South of Venus
7/24/2014 3:45:00 PMJupiter in conjunction with the Sun
7/26/2014 5:43:00 PMNew Moon
7/29/2014 12:00:00 AMMercury is 6.05° South of Pollux
7/29/2014 2:01:00 AMMoon is 4.65° South of Regulus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<July 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2930Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull Moon
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird Quarter
Third QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
New MoonNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent12
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