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SkyWatch: February 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 (Thu, 2018 Feb 22 01:17 UT)
RA    22 20 00.5
Dec -10 22 53.0
X 0.882245
Y -0.410401
Z -0.177917
R 0.989162

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 Feb 21   05:1105:4206:1306:4017:4418:1118:4219:13
2018 Feb 22   05:0905:4006:1106:3817:4518:1218:4319:14
2018 Feb 23   05:0805:3906:1006:3717:4618:1318:4419:15

 


Moon Information


Currently (Thu, 2018 Feb 22 01:17 UT)
RA          03 03 29.6
Dec +11 48 44.4
Phase 0.361  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.967 degrees
Diameter 31.63 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 71E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2018 Feb 2109:3016:0222:44
2018 Feb 2210:0416:5123:50
2018 Feb 2310:4217:4400:56

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 (Thu, 2018 Feb 22 01:17 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         22 20 00.5   -10 22 53.0       
Opposition 10 20 00.5 +10 22 53.0 180E 17:40 00:11 06:41
Mercury 22 36 41.9 -10 35 00.9 4E 07:06 12:30 17:59
Venus 23 01 38.9 -07 47 40.5 11E 07:21 12:53 18:29
Mars 16 58 39.8 -22 17 53.6 77W 02:10 06:49 11:27
Jupiter 15 22 05.2 -17 17 50.1 100W 00:14 05:11 10:09
Saturn 18 28 15.0 -22 24 05.2 57W 03:28 08:10 12:44
Uranus 01 34 53.3 +09 18 41.6 52E 09:00 15:26 21:53
Neptune 22 59 48.0 -07 24 11.3 10E 07:04 12:40 18:09
Pluto 19 27 08.6 -21 32 50.8 43W 04:23 09:08 13:46

 

Selected Positions for February 2018
                Feb 01 2018                       Feb 16 2018                       Feb 28 2018
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Sun 20 57 07.1 -17 14 33.3 21 56 52.8 -12 30 30.0 23 42 00.4 -01 56 51.1
Opposition 08 57 07.1 +17 14 33.3 180E 09 56 52.8 +12 30 30.0 180E 11 42 00.4 +01 56 51.1 180E
Mercury 20 12 10.4 -21 43 30.8 11W 21 55 06.0 -14 49 35.0 2W 00 45 43.0 +07 18 26.4 18E
Venus 21 20 31.9 -16 56 37.0 6E 22 33 31.9 -10 38 56.5 9E 00 41 55.3 +03 22 37.5 16E
Mars 16 04 47.7 -20 08 38.9 69W 16 43 15.1 -21 47 29.1 75W 17 54 40.5 -23 24 56.1 86W
Jupiter 15 15 31.0 -16 56 02.0 81W 15 20 43.1 -17 13 39.7 95W 15 23 17.6 -17 18 51.4 122W
Saturn 18 19 52.2 -22 28 45.3 37W 18 26 03.1 -22 25 30.5 51W 18 34 40.0 -22 19 05.1 77W
Uranus 01 32 19.1 +09 03 04.5 73E 01 34 02.1 +09 13 33.7 58E 01 38 40.8 +09 41 05.4 31E
Neptune 22 56 59.6 -07 41 33.4 31E 22 58 58.2 -07 29 18.8 16E 23 02 53.9 -07 05 10.7 11W
Pluto 19 24 29.1 -21 36 28.1 22W 19 26 26.1 -21 33 47.7 37W 19 29 16.1 -21 30 14.4 64W