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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury0h 50m 58.37s3° 24' 25.77"1.302 6:01AM8212:24PM55 6:49PM278
Venus22h 45m 13.71s-8° 11' 1.44"0.859 4:33AM9910:11AM42 3:50PM261
Mars13h 3m 56.16s-4° 21' 19.17"0.618 6:24PM9512:12AM46 6:04AM265
Jupiter6h 55m 3.92s23° 7' 20.93"5.34810:43AM58 6:10PM73 1:41AM302
Saturn15h 19m 32.30s-15° 47' 6.52"8.999 9:24PM110 2:35AM34 7:42AM250
Uranus0h 48m 49.53s4° 32' 5.87"21.008 5:46AM8312:04PM54 6:22PM277
Neptune22h 34m 20.54s-9° 44' 4.69"30.636 4:20AM102 9:49AM40 3:18PM258
Pluto18h 56m 59.46s-20° 6' 23.36"32.421 1:22AM116 6:12AM3011:02AM244
Sun1h 31m 43.66s9° 35' 14.48"1.003 6:15AM7512:56PM60 7:38PM285
Moon13h 16m 1.21s-8° 45' 50.68"386370.29110:23PM114 2:35AM33 7:47AM248
Events this Month
WhenWhat
4/2/2014 2:10:00 AMUranus in conjunction with the Sun
4/4/2014 2:15:00 AMMoon is 1.96° North of Aldebaran
4/7/2014 3:32:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
4/8/2014 4:05:00 PMMars at Opposition, 15.1arcmin, -1.5 magnitude
4/12/2014 3:00:00 AMVenus is 0.69° North of Neptune
4/14/2014 11:00:00 AMMercury is 1.39° South of Uranus
4/14/2014 1:25:00 PMMoon is 3.49° South of Mars
4/14/2014 11:20:00 PMMoon is 1.72° North of Spica
4/15/2014 2:43:00 AMFull Moon
4/17/2014 2:21:00 AMMoon is 0.38° South of Saturn
4/20/2014 7:58:00 PMMoon is 2.46° North of Pluto
4/22/2014 2:53:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
4/25/2014 6:16:00 PMMoon is 4.36° North of Venus
4/25/2014 10:28:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
4/27/2014 6:26:00 AMMoon is 2.07° North of Uranus
4/29/2014 1:15:00 AMNew Moon
4/29/2014 8:05:00 AMMoon is 1.6° South of Mercury
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3031Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousFull MoonFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon123
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