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SkyWatch: December 2017

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 (Thu, 2017 Dec 14 05:53 UT)
RA    17 24 52.3
Dec -23 11 27.9
X -0.133906
Y -0.894773
Z -0.387883
R 0.984379

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
2017 Dec 13   05:3406:0706:4007:1016:3717:0717:4118:13
2017 Dec 14   05:3506:0706:4107:1116:3717:0717:4118:13
2017 Dec 15   05:3506:0806:4207:1116:3817:0817:4118:14

 


Moon Information


Currently (Thu, 2017 Dec 14 05:53 UT)
RA          14 29 44.8
Dec -09 27 18.5
Phase -0.142  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.915 degrees
Diameter 29.92 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 44W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Dec 1302:4008:3014:01
2017 Dec 1403:3809:1514:33
2017 Dec 1504:3609:5915:07

Phases for 2017

New First Full Last
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Nov 29 2016 12:19 Dec 07 2016 09:04 Dec 14 2016 00:06 Dec 21 2016 01:57
Dec 29 2016 06:54 Jan 05 2017 19:48 Jan 12 2017 11:35 Jan 19 2017 22:14
Jan 28 2017 00:08 Feb 04 2017 04:20 Feb 11 2017 00:33 Feb 18 2017 19:34
Feb 26 2017 14:59 Mar 05 2017 11:33 Mar 12 2017 14:54 Mar 20 2017 15:59
Mar 28 2017 02:58 Apr 03 2017 18:40 Apr 11 2017 06:09 Apr 19 2017 09:57
Apr 26 2017 12:16 May 03 2017 02:48 May 10 2017 21:43 May 19 2017 00:33
May 25 2017 19:45 Jun 01 2017 12:43 Jun 09 2017 13:10 Jun 17 2017 11:33
Jun 24 2017 02:31 Jul 01 2017 00:52 Jul 09 2017 04:07 Jul 16 2017 19:26
Jul 23 2017 09:46 Jul 30 2017 15:24 Aug 07 2017 18:11 Aug 15 2017 01:16
Aug 21 2017 18:30 Aug 29 2017 08:14 Sep 06 2017 07:03 Sep 13 2017 06:26
Sep 20 2017 05:30 Sep 28 2017 02:54 Oct 05 2017 18:40 Oct 12 2017 12:26
Oct 19 2017 19:12 Oct 27 2017 22:23 Nov 04 2017 05:23 Nov 10 2017 20:37
Nov 18 2017 11:42 Nov 26 2017 17:04 Dec 03 2017 15:47 Dec 10 2017 07:52
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

Planet Information


Currently (Thu, 2017 Dec 14 05:53 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         17 24 52.3   -23 11 27.9       
Opposition 05 24 52.3 +23 11 27.9 180E 16:34 23:52 07:10
Mercury 17 15 52.4 -21 03 25.3 3W 06:21 11:17 16:09
Venus 16 57 43.0 -22 25 23.2 6W 06:47 11:26 16:03
Mars 14 03 15.3 -11 27 26.7 49W 03:11 08:29 13:47
Jupiter 14 45 09.3 -14 53 12.6 39W 04:04 09:10 14:16
Saturn 17 55 47.8 -22 31 04.2 7E 07:32 12:13 16:47
Uranus 01 31 34.2 +08 56 53.5 123E 13:33 19:58 02:23
Neptune 22 52 35.7 -08 09 22.8 79E 11:35 17:08 22:34
Pluto 19 17 30.1 -21 45 26.0 26E 08:49 13:34 18:11

 

Selected Positions for December 2017
                Dec 01 2017                       Dec 16 2017                       Dec 31 2017
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Sun 16 28 03.6 -21 45 22.7 17 33 43.1 -23 17 57.1 19 50 04.6 -21 01 46.1
Opposition 04 28 03.6 +21 45 22.7 180E 05 33 43.1 +23 17 57.1 180E 07 50 04.6 +21 01 46.1 180E
Mercury 17 53 57.5 -25 09 39.9 20E 17 05 00.9 -20 21 56.5 7W 18 27 37.5 -23 24 04.0 19W
Venus 15 48 57.7 -19 16 24.9 9W 17 08 32.2 -22 44 55.2 6W 19 57 39.6 -21 41 16.6 2E
Mars 13 32 19.1 -08 30 45.0 44W 14 08 03.7 -11 53 32.4 50W 15 24 16.5 -17 49 05.1 62W
Jupiter 14 34 56.0 -14 06 23.1 28W 14 46 40.5 -14 59 57.5 40W 15 07 31.0 -16 26 22.5 67W
Saturn 17 49 16.5 -22 28 48.8 19E 17 56 48.9 -22 31 18.5 5E 18 12 26.4 -22 31 13.3 23W
Uranus 01 32 37.4 +09 02 36.0 136E 01 31 27.0 +08 56 15.8 120E 01 31 13.3 +08 56 05.4 89E
Neptune 22 52 11.1 -08 12 12.0 93E 22 52 41.3 -08 08 45.2 77E 22 55 08.3 -07 53 08.7 46E
Pluto 19 15 50.1 -21 47 09.2 39E 19 17 46.0 -21 45 07.0 24E 19 22 12.9 -21 39 33.2 7W