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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury10h 40m 0.29s9° 54' 43.29"1.339 7:21AM79 1:51PM57 8:21PM280
Venus8h 47m 22.44s18° 37' 23.36"1.616 4:48AM6611:55AM67 7:01PM294
Mars14h 44m 13.21s-17° 11' 50.72"1.30412:44PM113 5:44PM3210:44PM247
Jupiter8h 39m 46.18s18° 50' 18.94"6.220 4:27AM6511:36AM68 6:45PM295
Saturn15h 1m 19.24s-14° 54' 14.36"10.04712:45PM109 5:55PM3511:04PM251
Uranus0h 59m 55.14s5° 38' 34.86"19.342 9:29PM82 3:55AM5510:16AM278
Neptune22h 33m 7.75s-9° 55' 12.02"28.974 7:56PM103 1:28AM40 6:56AM258
Pluto18h 47m 13.96s-20° 29' 3.73"31.994 4:51PM117 9:39PM29 2:32AM243
Sun9h 55m 45.58s12° 36' 27.30"1.012 6:14AM7412:59PM61 7:44PM286
Moon5h 40m 25.53s18° 44' 32.83"399086.359 3:37AM6810:47AM65 5:53PM290
Events this Month
WhenWhat
8/2/2014 8:51:00 AMMoon is 2.33° North of Spica
8/2/2014 11:00:00 AMMercury is 0.96° North of Jupiter
8/3/2014 5:03:00 AMMoon is 2.22° North of Mars
8/3/2014 7:51:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
8/4/2014 5:32:00 AMMoon is 0.07° South of Saturn
8/7/2014 3:00:00 PMVenus is 6.58° South of Pollux
8/8/2014 3:43:00 AMMoon is 2.46° North of Pluto
8/8/2014 11:22:00 AMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
8/10/2014 1:10:00 PMFull Moon
8/11/2014 9:06:00 PMMoon is 4.52° North of Neptune
8/14/2014 12:00:00 PMMoon is 1.16° North of Uranus
8/15/2014 6:00:00 AMMercury is 1.27° North of Regulus
8/17/2014 7:27:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
8/17/2014 11:00:00 PMVenus is 0.2° North of Jupiter
8/18/2014 1:10:00 PMMoon is 1.61° North of Aldebaran
8/25/2014 7:54:00 AMMoon is 4.6° South of Regulus
8/25/2014 9:14:00 AMNew Moon
8/27/2014 12:34:00 AMMoon is 3.36° South of Mercury
8/27/2014 8:00:00 AMMars is 3.56° South of Saturn
8/29/2014 9:34:00 AMNeptune at Opposition, 2.4arcmin, 7.8 magnitude
8/29/2014 2:32:00 PMMoon is 2.53° North of Spica
8/31/2014 2:00:00 PMMoon is 0.36° North of Saturn
8/31/2014 6:45:00 PMMoon is 4.13° North of Mars
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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Waxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
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