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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury2h 57m 15.58s12° 56' 43.38"0.699 4:33AM7211:22AM63 6:12PM288
Venus4h 14m 17.44s20° 51' 17.70"1.733 5:25AM6112:47PM71 8:10PM299
Mars15h 46m 51.75s-21° 26' 49.46"0.504 7:15PM11811:59PM28 4:49AM242
Jupiter11h 1m 32.51s7° 38' 57.90"5.24412:52PM80 7:20PM57 1:51AM280
Saturn16h 48m 24.77s-20° 35' 46.73"9.019 8:16PM117 1:09AM29 5:57AM243
Uranus1h 25m 19.91s8° 19' 11.35"20.665 3:14AM78 9:45AM58 4:16PM282
Neptune22h 53m 55.30s-7° 55' 34.64"30.008 1:38AM100 7:14AM4212:49PM260
Pluto19h 12m 23.48s-20° 57' 21.41"32.31310:42PM117 3:33AM29 8:19AM243
Sun4h 24m 14.21s21° 36' 50.48"1.014 5:29AM6012:54PM72 8:20PM300
Moon22h 11m 36.43s-9° 38' 22.98"377845.389 2:36AM90 8:49AM50 3:11PM273
Events this Month
WhenWhat
5/2/2016 6:29:00 AMMoon is 1.69° North of Neptune
5/4/2016 10:01:00 PMMoon is 2.17° South of Uranus
5/5/2016 10:43:00 PMMoon is 2.72° South of Venus
5/6/2016 2:31:00 PMNew Moon
5/8/2016 3:44:00 AMMoon is 0.46° North of Aldebaran
5/9/2016 10:13:00 AMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
5/13/2016 12:03:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
5/13/2016 3:00:00 PMMercury is 0.43° South of Venus
5/14/2016 2:32:00 AMMoon is 2.25° South of Regulus
5/15/2016 4:34:00 AMMoon is 1.99° South of Jupiter
5/21/2016 4:16:00 PMFull Moon
5/22/2016 6:18:00 AMMars at Opposition, 18.4arcmin, -2.1 magnitude
5/22/2016 4:37:00 PMMoon is 3.21° North of Saturn
5/25/2016 10:05:00 AMMoon is 2.98° North of Pluto
5/29/2016 7:13:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
5/29/2016 2:10:00 PMMoon is 1.43° North of Neptune
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull Moon
Full MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Third QuarterWaning CrescentWaning Crescent1234