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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury3h 20m 2.80s20° 18' 57.21"0.612 6:10AM63 1:22PM69 8:33PM296
Venus2h 1m 50.18s11° 5' 18.82"1.699 5:34AM7312:20PM62 7:07PM287
Mars16h 22m 6.04s-21° 40' 18.49"0.577 9:39PM119 2:27AM28 7:10AM241
Jupiter10h 59m 53.48s7° 55' 5.43"4.844 2:35PM79 9:04PM58 3:36AM281
Saturn16h 56m 2.32s-20° 48' 18.69"9.16810:11PM117 3:02AM29 7:50AM243
Uranus1h 20m 16.83s7° 49' 24.66"20.906 4:57AM7911:26AM58 5:56PM281
Neptune22h 52m 19.87s-8° 4' 15.85"30.441 3:24AM100 8:58AM42 2:33PM260
Pluto19h 13m 49.50s-20° 53' 7.30"32.65812:29AM117 5:20AM2910:07AM243
Sun2h 37m 27.25s15° 22' 23.97"1.008 5:52AM6812:53PM66 7:56PM292
Moon22h 26m 15.09s-8° 20' 45.90"371556.776 4:39AM8711:00AM53 5:30PM276
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