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Planets Today
PlanetRight AscensionDeclinationDistanceRise TimeRise AzTransitAltSet TimeSet Az
Mercury13h 11m 52.04s-8° 3' 36.91"0.693 6:19AM9811:58AM43 5:38PM262
Venus13h 34m 9.79s-8° 35' 23.69"1.717 7:11AM10212:40PM40 6:09PM257
Mars17h 38m 14.31s-24° 51' 56.24"1.62912:10PM123 4:40PM25 9:10PM237
Jupiter9h 25m 16.49s15° 46' 27.75"5.595 1:23AM69 8:20AM65 3:17PM291
Saturn15h 21m 39.43s-16° 27' 23.39"10.826 9:12AM111 2:16PM33 7:20PM249
Uranus0h 51m 56.43s4° 48' 18.97"19.039 5:24PM8311:43PM55 6:05AM277
Neptune22h 27m 40.36s-10° 27' 7.89"29.341 3:53PM103 9:19PM39 2:49AM257
Pluto18h 46m 55.43s-20° 39' 46.93"32.99512:52PM117 5:39PM2910:27PM243
Sun13h 37m 37.95s-10° 9' 22.85"0.996 7:15AM10412:41PM38 6:06PM256
Moon10h 49m 9.82s4° 4' 10.09"403216.085 5:56AM9711:48AM43 5:33PM260
Events this Month
WhenWhat
10/1/2014 2:34:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
10/1/2014 7:13:00 PMMoon is 2.86° North of Pluto
10/5/2014 3:43:00 PMMoon is 4.64° North of Neptune
10/7/2014 3:59:00 PMUranus at Opposition, 3.7arcmin, 5.7 magnitude
10/8/2014 5:38:00 AMMoon is 1.19° North of Uranus
10/8/2014 5:52:00 AMFull Moon
10/12/2014 5:22:00 AMMoon is 1.37° North of Aldebaran
10/15/2014 2:13:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
10/16/2014 6:00:00 AMMercury is 0.48° North of Spica
10/16/2014 3:41:00 PMMercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun
10/17/2014 3:00:00 AMMercury is 2.73° South of Venus
10/17/2014 8:00:00 PMVenus is 3.5° North of Spica
10/18/2014 9:33:00 PMMoon is 4.68° South of Regulus
10/22/2014 4:57:00 PMMoon is 0.72° South of Mercury
10/23/2014 3:02:00 AMMoon is 2.59° North of Spica
10/23/2014 4:16:00 PMMoon is 0.07° South of Venus
10/23/2014 4:58:00 PMNew Moon
10/25/2014 2:32:00 AMVenus in superior conjunction with the Sun
10/25/2014 10:44:00 AMMoon is 1.01° North of Saturn
10/29/2014 1:13:00 AMMoon is 2.92° North of Pluto
10/30/2014 9:49:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<October 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
282930Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
Waning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousThird QuarterThird QuarterWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentNew MoonNew Moon
Waxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentFirst Quarter1
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