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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury18h 11m 37.04s-25° 46' 58.82"1.142 8:49AM124 1:17PM24 5:45PM236
Venus19h 57m 0.85s-23° 10' 6.86"0.96410:19AM120 3:00PM27 7:42PM241
Mars21h 27m 8.26s-16° 26' 4.68"1.46311:17AM110 4:25PM34 9:33PM250
Jupiter13h 5m 27.33s-5° 40' 14.36"5.948 2:15AM97 7:57AM44 1:39PM263
Saturn17h 8m 14.70s-21° 35' 48.09"11.027 7:15AM11811:59AM28 4:43PM242
Uranus1h 16m 56.38s7° 27' 33.44"19.328 1:37PM80 8:05PM57 2:37AM280
Neptune22h 43m 57.94s-8° 58' 2.59"30.00412:01PM101 5:33PM4111:05PM259
Pluto19h 8m 10.50s-21° 26' 34.53"34.050 9:13AM118 1:58PM28 6:43PM242
Sun16h 46m 29.76s-22° 21' 44.14"0.985 7:06AM12011:48AM27 4:30PM240
Moon21h 5m 38.23s-14° 38' 6.86"390757.48812:34PM96 6:30PM45  
Events this Month
WhenWhat
12/2/2016 11:08:00 AMMoon is 2.85° North of Pluto
12/5/2016 4:41:00 AMMoon is 2.95° North of Mars
12/6/2016 4:04:00 PMMoon is 0.7° North of Neptune
12/7/2016 3:04:00 AMFirst Quarter Moon
12/9/2016 1:33:00 PMMoon is 3.01° South of Uranus
12/10/2016 5:52:00 AMSaturn in conjunction with the Sun
12/10/2016 10:40:00 PMMercury reaches 20.8° East of the Sun
12/12/2016 10:38:00 PMMoon is 0.46° North of Aldebaran
12/13/2016 6:07:00 PMFull Moon
12/18/2016 12:39:00 PMMoon is 1.02° South of Regulus
12/20/2016 7:57:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
12/21/2016 4:44:00 AMWinter Solstice
12/22/2016 10:41:00 AMMoon is 2.41° North of Jupiter
12/27/2016 2:43:00 PMMoon is 3.6° North of Saturn
12/28/2016 12:49:00 PMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
12/28/2016 10:57:00 PMMoon is 1.76° North of Mercury
12/29/2016 12:54:00 AMNew Moon
12/29/2016 6:53:00 PMMoon is 2.75° North of Pluto
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<December 2016>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
27282930Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew MoonWaxing Crescent
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