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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury1h 19m 57.08s9° 58' 14.21"1.058 7:22AM74 2:06PM62 8:52PM287
Venus0h 2m 47.52s9° 17' 45.52"0.281 5:58AM7812:29PM58 6:59PM281
Mars2h 34m 44.07s15° 29' 51.81"2.195 8:15AM68 3:14PM6610:15PM292
Jupiter13h 14m 53.69s-6° 13' 18.57"4.484 8:02PM98 1:48AM43 7:29AM262
Saturn17h 49m 0.10s-22° 4' 48.38"9.869 1:40AM119 6:22AM2811:04AM241
Uranus1h 26m 29.04s8° 28' 8.41"20.879 7:27AM78 1:59PM58 8:31PM282
Neptune22h 56m 16.15s-7° 42' 44.11"30.866 5:53AM9911:29AM42 5:05PM261
Pluto19h 21m 44.12s-21° 11' 39.52"33.518 3:09AM118 7:55AM2912:41PM242
Sun0h 19m 24.64s2° 5' 59.52"0.998 6:46AM85 1:01PM53 7:17PM275
Moon22h 37m 42.06s-9° 7' 19.63"377284.784 7:20AM87 1:40PM52 8:09PM276
Events this Month
WhenWhat
3/1/2017 10:13:00 AMMoon is 3.58° South of Uranus
3/1/2017 12:59:00 PMMoon is 4.33° South of Mars
3/1/2017 8:45:00 PMNeptune in conjunction with the Sun
3/3/2017 11:00:00 PMMercury is 1.13° South of Neptune
3/4/2017 9:04:00 PMMoon is 0.23° North of Aldebaran
3/5/2017 5:34:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
3/6/2017 6:30:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
3/10/2017 4:47:00 PMMoon is 0.8° South of Regulus
3/12/2017 9:55:00 AMFull Moon
3/14/2017 3:07:00 PMMoon is 2.46° North of Jupiter
3/16/2017 6:00:00 PMMercury is 9.55° South of Venus
3/20/2017 5:29:00 AMVernal Equinox
3/20/2017 5:31:00 AMMoon is 3.44° North of Saturn
3/20/2017 10:59:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
3/22/2017 1:18:00 AMMoon is 2.72° North of Pluto
3/25/2017 5:18:00 AMVenus in inferior conjunction with the Sun
3/27/2017 12:00:00 AMMercury is 2.41° North of Uranus
3/27/2017 9:58:00 PMNew Moon
3/28/2017 10:04:00 PMMoon is 3.62° South of Uranus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
262728Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent1
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