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SkyWatch: October 2018

Dates and times are Universal Time
Positions are geocentric J2000
Pluto's position is astrometric, i.e., it accounts for the approx. 6 hour light-time
Elongations are in degrees
Calculations by Brian D. Warner

Location Information for Rise/Set times
Enter Longitude and Latitude in degrees (e.g., 39.1003).
Western/Southern Hemisphere = negative
Enter UTOffset in hours (e.g., 9.5)

Examples: Colo Spgs, CO: –105 +39 -7.0;    Adelaide, Australia =  +138 –34 +9.5)

Longitude   Latitude   UTOffset  

Sun Information


Currently (Mon, 2018 Oct 15 18:13 UT)
RA    13 21 38.4
Dec -08 35 47.1
X -0.923936
Y -0.343954
Z -0.149099
R 0.997092

Local time for sunrise/sunset/twilight
Civil Twilight (CT): Sun 6º below horizon
Nautical Twilight (NT): Sun 12º below horizon
Astronomical Twilight (AT): Sun 18º below horizon

Local
Date
AT
Start
NT
Start
CT
Start
Sun
Rise
Sun
Set
CT
End
NT
End
AT
End
2018 Oct 14   04:4005:1105:4206:0917:1917:4618:1718:48
2018 Oct 15   04:4105:1205:4306:1017:1817:4518:1618:47
2018 Oct 16   04:4205:1305:4406:1117:1717:4318:1518:45

 


Moon Information


Currently (Mon, 2018 Oct 15 18:13 UT)
RA          18 49 38.3
Dec -21 09 03.4
Phase 0.410  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.911 degrees
Diameter 29.78 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 82E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2018 Oct 1411:3616:3421:19
2018 Oct 1512:2717:2322:13
2018 Oct 1613:1318:1223:11

Phases for 2018

New First Full Last
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Dec 18 2017 06:31 Dec 26 2017 09:21 Jan 02 2018 02:25 Jan 08 2018 22:26
Jan 17 2018 02:18 Jan 24 2018 22:21 Jan 31 2018 13:27 Feb 07 2018 15:55
Feb 15 2018 21:06 Feb 23 2018 08:10 Mar 02 2018 00:52 Mar 09 2018 11:21
Mar 17 2018 13:13 Mar 24 2018 15:36 Mar 31 2018 12:38 Apr 08 2018 07:18
Apr 16 2018 01:58 Apr 22 2018 21:46 Apr 30 2018 00:59 May 08 2018 02:09
May 15 2018 11:49 May 22 2018 03:50 May 29 2018 14:21 Jun 06 2018 18:32
Jun 13 2018 19:44 Jun 20 2018 10:51 Jun 28 2018 04:54 Jul 06 2018 07:52
Jul 13 2018 02:49 Jul 19 2018 19:53 Jul 27 2018 20:21 Aug 04 2018 18:19
Aug 11 2018 09:58 Aug 18 2018 07:49 Aug 26 2018 11:57 Sep 03 2018 02:38
Sep 09 2018 18:02 Sep 16 2018 23:16 Sep 25 2018 02:53 Oct 02 2018 09:46
Oct 09 2018 03:48 Oct 16 2018 18:03 Oct 24 2018 16:46 Oct 31 2018 16:41
Nov 07 2018 16:03 Nov 15 2018 14:55 Nov 23 2018 05:40 Nov 30 2018 00:20
Dec 07 2018 07:21 Dec 15 2018 11:50 Dec 22 2018 17:49 Dec 29 2018 09:35
Jan 06 2019 01:29 Jan 14 2019 06:46 Jan 21 2019 05:17 Jan 27 2019 21:11
Feb 04 2019 21:04 Feb 12 2019 22:27 Feb 19 2019 15:54 Feb 26 2019 11:28

Planet Information


Currently (Mon, 2018 Oct 15 18:13 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         13 21 38.4   -08 35 47.1       
Opposition 01 21 38.4 +08 35 47.1 180E 17:19 23:43 06:09
Mercury 14 22 47.8 -15 23 29.2 16E 07:39 12:45 17:47
Venus 14 14 48.1 -21 22 27.7 18E 07:54 12:36 17:18
Mars 21 02 32.0 -20 04 36.0 110E 14:28 19:20 00:16
Jupiter 15 30 07.6 -18 14 14.0 33E 08:57 13:51 18:45
Saturn 18 15 16.2 -22 46 43.1 71E 11:49 16:29 21:01
Uranus 01 54 51.3 +11 09 59.2 171W 17:46 00:18 06:51
Neptune 23 02 05.5 -07 16 00.7 142E 15:38 21:14 02:42
Pluto 19 20 21.2 -22 08 20.7 86E 12:50 17:33 22:08

 

Selected Positions for October 2018
                Oct 01 2018                       Oct 16 2018                       Oct 31 2018
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Sun 12 27 35.8 -02 58 50.5 13 22 34.2 -08 41 19.5 15 23 41.9 -18 35 59.1
Opposition 00 27 35.8 +02 58 50.5 180E 01 22 34.2 +08 41 19.5 180E 03 23 41.9 +18 35 59.1 180E
Mercury 12 56 48.8 -05 27 14.6 8E 14 24 13.0 -15 32 15.8 17E 16 45 42.3 -24 34 25.1 20E
Venus 14 21 45.7 -21 19 19.2 33E 14 14 25.2 -21 20 01.2 18E 13 30 26.8 -11 01 14.2 28W
Mars 20 36 21.3 -22 36 40.6 118E 21 03 01.3 -20 01 45.2 110E 22 09 57.7 -13 07 13.9 96E
Jupiter 15 18 26.7 -17 29 01.6 44E 15 30 20.1 -18 15 00.1 32E 15 57 41.5 -19 46 51.5 8E
Saturn 18 12 02.3 -22 45 47.6 85E 18 15 20.2 -22 46 43.6 71E 18 26 08.8 -22 45 00.4 43E
Uranus 01 57 02.4 +11 21 55.8 156W 01 54 49.0 +11 09 46.5 172W 01 50 06.1 +10 44 08.1 156E
Neptune 23 03 20.0 -07 08 25.9 157E 23 02 04.4 -07 16 07.5 142E 23 00 33.4 -07 24 54.2 110E
Pluto 19 20 06.3 -22 07 24.4 101E 19 20 21.6 -22 08 21.1 86E 19 22 21.6 -22 07 22.2 56E