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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury23h 35m 26.48s-5° 3' 13.53"1.309 6:30AM9412:23PM47 6:18PM267
Venus2h 34m 38.70s15° 48' 21.78"1.239 8:14AM67 3:18PM6710:22PM293
Mars1h 37m 52.49s9° 58' 56.65"2.343 7:36AM75 2:16PM60 8:56PM285
Jupiter9h 1m 31.02s17° 56' 53.08"4.689 2:24PM66 9:30PM68 4:40AM294
Saturn16h 12m 7.65s-18° 57' 45.51"9.41611:45PM115 4:43AM31 9:38AM245
Uranus0h 58m 36.01s5° 34' 57.25"20.982 7:08AM82 1:29PM55 7:51PM278
Neptune22h 40m 11.98s-9° 12' 41.31"30.846 5:40AM10111:11AM41 4:42PM259
Pluto19h 5m 3.57s-20° 30' 11.72"32.990 2:48AM117 7:36AM2912:25PM243
Sun0h 21m 16.95s2° 18' 5.90"0.998 6:46AM85 1:01PM53 7:18PM275
Moon6h 8m 31.06s18° 10' 21.99"390709.144 2:12PM72 9:14PM63 3:33AM290
Events this Month
WhenWhat
3/4/2015 8:56:00 AMMoon is 3.99° South of Regulus
3/4/2015 1:00:00 PMVenus is 0.1° North of Uranus
3/5/2015 12:07:00 PMFull Moon
3/8/2015 5:47:00 PMMoon is 3.47° North of Spica
3/11/2015 2:00:00 PMMars is 0.29° North of Uranus
3/12/2015 3:04:00 AMMoon is 2.24° North of Saturn
3/13/2015 12:49:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
3/15/2015 4:59:00 AMMoon is 3.19° North of Pluto
3/17/2015 6:00:00 PMMercury is 1.6° South of Neptune
3/18/2015 8:57:00 PMMoon is 3.7° North of Neptune
3/20/2015 4:37:00 AMNew Moon
3/20/2015 5:45:00 PMVernal Equinox
3/21/2015 6:19:00 AMMoon is 0.11° North of Uranus
3/21/2015 5:15:00 PMMoon is 0.97° South of Mars
3/22/2015 2:51:00 PMMoon is 2.84° South of Venus
3/25/2015 2:19:00 AMMoon is 0.88° North of Aldebaran
3/27/2015 2:44:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
3/31/2015 4:12:00 PMMoon is 4.03° South of Regulus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous1234