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SkyWatch: August 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 (Wed, 2018 Aug 15 18:39 UT)
RA    09 39 49.8
Dec +13 58 39.7
X -0.804908
Y 0.563955
Z 0.244481
R 1.012765

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 Aug 14   03:3304:1004:4405:1318:5319:2119:5620:32
2018 Aug 15   03:3504:1104:4505:1418:5219:2019:5420:31
2018 Aug 16   03:3604:1204:4605:1418:5019:1919:5320:29

 


Moon Information


Currently (Wed, 2018 Aug 15 18:39 UT)
RA          13 28 56.8
Dec -03 48 48.6
Phase 0.247  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.969 degrees
Diameter 31.68 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 57E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2018 Aug 1407:4314:1920:44
2018 Aug 1508:5315:1021:17
2018 Aug 1610:0015:5921:49

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 (Wed, 2018 Aug 15 18:39 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         09 39 49.8   +13 58 39.7       
Opposition 21 39 49.8 -13 58 39.7 180E 18:48 00:02 05:23
Mercury 08 53 31.9 +13 42 58.0 11W 04:42 11:21 18:01
Venus 12 29 07.9 -04 36 01.6 46E 09:08 14:52 20:34
Mars 20 11 41.7 -26 33 13.0 156E 18:02 22:27 02:42
Jupiter 14 51 08.6 -15 27 22.2 82E 12:11 17:16 22:20
Saturn 18 11 31.3 -22 39 15.3 130E 15:47 20:28 01:01
Uranus 02 01 08.4 +11 44 47.2 110W 20:53 04:28 11:03
Neptune 23 07 53.9 -06 39 28.9 157W 19:45 01:24 06:54
Pluto 19 22 07.6 -21 58 57.6 146E 16:55 21:38 02:14

 

Selected Positions for August 2018
                Aug 01 2018                       Aug 16 2018                       Aug 31 2018
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Sun 08 43 33.4 +18 08 41.5 09 40 46.0 +13 53 57.7 11 33 41.0 +02 50 38.0
Opposition 20 43 33.4 -18 08 41.5 180E 21 40 46.0 -13 53 57.7 180E 23 33 41.0 -02 50 38.0 180E
Mercury 09 30 44.3 +09 56 33.0 14E 08 53 14.0 +13 48 09.9 12W 11 19 52.9 +06 14 01.3 5W
Venus 11 36 26.0 +02 36 39.2 45E 12 29 59.1 -04 43 13.8 46E 14 00 06.9 -17 40 48.5 42E
Mars 20 26 05.4 -25 57 45.3 171E 20 11 31.3 -26 33 15.4 156E 20 16 44.1 -24 37 48.6 128E
Jupiter 14 46 25.7 -15 02 37.5 95E 14 51 14.6 -15 27 52.1 82E 15 07 50.1 -16 44 42.0 56E
Saturn 18 14 18.7 -22 36 22.3 145E 18 11 29.1 -22 39 18.1 130E 18 10 14.2 -22 44 08.5 100E
Uranus 02 01 10.4 +11 45 17.5 96W 02 01 08.0 +11 44 44.8 111W 01 58 56.1 +11 32 20.7 141W
Neptune 23 09 08.2 -06 31 17.5 143W 23 07 52.5 -06 39 37.9 157W 23 04 47.5 -06 59 21.5 172E
Pluto 19 23 26.7 -21 54 53.3 161E 19 22 06.3 -21 59 01.4 146E 19 20 19.5 -22 05 31.9 116E