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SkyWatch: December 2019

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 (Sat, 2019 Dec 07 21:58 UT)
RA    16 55 07.5
Dec -22 35 58.0
X -0.251217
Y -0.873953
Z -0.378859
R 0.985108

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
2019 Dec 06   05:2906:0106:3507:0416:3617:0617:3918:11
2019 Dec 07   05:3006:0206:3507:0516:3617:0617:3918:12
2019 Dec 08   05:3006:0306:3607:0616:3617:0617:3918:12

 


Moon Information


Currently (Sat, 2019 Dec 07 21:58 UT)
RA          01 40 32.0
Dec +05 03 24.4
Phase 0.821  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.914 degrees
Diameter 29.89 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 131E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2019 Dec 0613:5120:0102:46
2019 Dec 0713:5120:0102:24
2019 Dec 0814:1720:4303:24

Phases for 2019

New First Full Last
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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
Mar 06 2019 16:05 Mar 14 2019 10:27 Mar 21 2019 01:44 Mar 28 2019 04:11
Apr 05 2019 08:52 Apr 12 2019 19:07 Apr 19 2019 11:13 Apr 26 2019 22:19
May 04 2019 22:47 May 12 2019 01:13 May 18 2019 21:13 May 26 2019 16:34
Jun 03 2019 10:03 Jun 10 2019 06:00 Jun 17 2019 08:32 Jun 25 2019 09:47
Jul 02 2019 19:18 Jul 09 2019 10:55 Jul 16 2019 21:40 Jul 25 2019 01:19
Aug 01 2019 03:13 Aug 07 2019 17:32 Aug 15 2019 12:31 Aug 23 2019 14:57
Aug 30 2019 10:38 Sep 06 2019 03:11 Sep 14 2019 04:34 Sep 22 2019 02:42
Sep 28 2019 18:27 Oct 05 2019 16:48 Oct 13 2019 21:09 Oct 21 2019 12:40
Oct 28 2019 03:39 Nov 04 2019 10:24 Nov 12 2019 13:36 Nov 19 2019 21:11
Nov 26 2019 15:06 Dec 04 2019 06:59 Dec 12 2019 05:13 Dec 19 2019 04:58
Dec 26 2019 05:14 Jan 03 2020 04:46 Jan 10 2020 19:22 Jan 17 2020 12:59
Jan 24 2020 21:43 Feb 02 2020 01:42 Feb 09 2020 07:34 Feb 15 2020 22:18

Planet Information


Currently (Sat, 2019 Dec 07 21:58 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         16 55 07.5   -22 35 58.0       
Opposition 04 55 07.5 +22 35 58.0 180E 16:33 23:49 07:04
Mercury 15 41 48.9 -18 07 32.6 18W 05:39 10:35 15:29
Venus 19 02 43.4 -24 18 20.9 29E 09:26 13:57 18:28
Mars 14 38 38.3 -14 51 28.8 33W 04:25 09:32 14:39
Jupiter 18 03 42.6 -23 18 23.7 16E 08:14 12:51 17:23
Saturn 19 19 42.6 -22 05 25.9 33E 09:23 14:06 18:42
Uranus 02 03 19.8 +11 59 18.9 138E 14:24 20:59 03:35
Neptune 23 08 54.4 -06 36 00.0 91E 12:15 17:54 23:24
Pluto 19 32 47.2 -22 21 09.2 36E 09:36 14:18 18:53

 

Selected Positions for December 2019
                Dec 01 2019                       Dec 16 2019                       Dec 31 2019
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Sun 16 25 49.5 -21 40 24.5 17 31 25.4 -23 16 26.5 19 47 51.8 -21 07 29.2
Opposition 04 25 49.5 +21 40 24.5 180E 05 31 25.4 +23 16 26.5 180E 07 47 51.8 +21 07 29.2 180E
Mercury 15 06 40.6 -15 13 14.8 20W 16 31 31.2 -21 24 23.5 14W 20 04 03.0 -22 30 53.4 4E
Venus 18 26 02.0 -24 46 02.7 28E 19 46 51.3 -22 59 25.8 31E 22 19 52.6 -12 03 12.2 37E
Mars 14 21 12.0 -13 23 48.0 31W 15 00 21.2 -16 32 08.2 36W 16 26 05.8 -21 28 41.0 47W
Jupiter 17 57 08.3 -23 17 46.8 21E 18 11 52.0 -23 17 41.0 9E 18 42 47.7 -23 00 23.9 15W
Saturn 19 16 44.1 -22 10 27.3 40E 19 23 31.5 -21 58 38.2 26E 19 38 51.2 -21 27 36.9 2W
Uranus 02 04 05.6 +12 03 12.3 145E 02 02 33.1 +11 55 24.0 129E 02 01 28.0 +11 50 36.7 97E
Neptune 23 08 48.6 -06 36 47.7 97E 23 09 09.3 -06 34 12.1 82E 23 11 18.3 -06 19 54.7 51E
Pluto 19 31 59.5 -22 22 20.7 43E 19 33 49.4 -22 19 30.8 28E 19 38 09.4 -22 12 20.0 3W