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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury4h 45m 2.51s22° 58' 34.45"0.607 6:12AM60 1:36PM72 8:58PM300
Venus7h 1m 40.09s25° 27' 22.37"0.844 8:30AM56 4:08PM7511:45PM304
Mars4h 16m 20.88s21° 42' 27.23"2.522 5:54AM60 1:18PM72 8:42PM300
Jupiter9h 10m 55.98s17° 11' 34.62"5.52511:02AM67 6:05PM67 1:11AM293
Saturn15h 59m 41.47s-18° 19' 54.08"8.967 7:53PM11412:50AM31 5:51AM246
Uranus1h 9m 40.38s6° 43' 5.63"20.750 3:38AM8110:04AM57 4:29PM279
Neptune22h 45m 18.48s-8° 43' 46.29"30.125 2:07AM101 7:40AM41 1:12PM259
Pluto19h 4m 22.61s-20° 33' 25.00"32.16011:07PM117 3:59AM29 8:47AM243
Sun3h 48m 56.50s20° 1' 43.21"1.012 5:34AM6212:53PM70 8:13PM298
Moon6h 22m 25.06s18° 13' 14.79"385041.65010:48AM72 5:48PM6212:42AM286
Events this Month
WhenWhat
5/2/2015 6:36:00 AMMoon is 3.48° North of Spica
5/3/2015 10:43:00 PMFull Moon
5/5/2015 10:56:00 AMMoon is 1.99° North of Saturn
5/6/2015 11:51:00 PMMercury reaches 21.2° East of the Sun
5/8/2015 5:27:00 PMMoon is 3.11° North of Pluto
5/11/2015 5:37:00 AMLast Quarter Moon
5/11/2015 7:00:00 PMMercury is 7.83° North of Aldebaran
5/12/2015 4:16:00 PMMoon is 3.48° North of Neptune
5/15/2015 6:56:00 AMMoon is 0.22° South of Uranus
5/17/2015 11:14:00 PMNew Moon
5/18/2015 10:54:00 AMMoon is 4.65° South of Mars
5/18/2015 9:54:00 PMMoon is 0.98° North of Aldebaran
5/22/2015 8:36:00 PMSaturn at Opposition, 18.5arcmin, 0.0 magnitude
5/25/2015 6:40:00 AMMoon is 3.8° South of Regulus
5/25/2015 12:20:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
5/27/2015 9:00:00 AMMars is 5.99° North of Aldebaran
5/27/2015 10:00:00 AMMercury is 1.69° South of Mars
5/27/2015 12:00:00 PMMercury is 4.28° North of Aldebaran
5/29/2015 2:18:00 PMMoon is 3.58° North of Spica
5/30/2015 11:57:00 AMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
5/30/2015 12:00:00 PMVenus is 4.08° South of Pollux
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930Waxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Full MoonFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentNew MoonNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
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