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SkyWatch: February 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 (Sat, 2017 Feb 25 04:32 UT)
RA    22 32 23.2
Dec -09 11 11.3
X 0.908018
Y -0.361792
Z -0.156844
R 0.989945

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 Feb 24   05:0605:3706:0806:3517:4818:1418:4519:16
2017 Feb 25   05:0505:3606:0706:3417:4918:1518:4619:17
2017 Feb 26   05:0405:3506:0606:3217:5018:1718:4719:18

 


Moon Information


Currently (Sat, 2017 Feb 25 04:32 UT)
RA          21 24 19.9
Dec -13 50 52.9
Phase -0.023  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.952 degrees
Diameter 31.11 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 17W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Feb 2405:2210:4016:07
2017 Feb 2506:0211:3017:13
2017 Feb 2606:4012:2118:21

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 (Sat, 2017 Feb 25 04:32 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         22 32 23.2   -09 11 11.3       
Opposition 10 32 23.2 +09 11 11.3 180E 17:44 00:11 06:36
Mercury 22 04 03.6 -14 07 58.2 9W 06:33 11:45 16:59
Venus 00 34 33.8 +09 55 27.0 36E 07:45 14:13 20:42
Mars 01 15 02.5 +07 54 19.1 44E 08:31 14:53 21:16
Jupiter 13 24 56.2 -07 18 23.5 134W 21:29 03:02 08:34
Saturn 17 43 49.3 -22 04 57.0 70W 02:30 07:13 11:48
Uranus 01 21 01.6 +07 55 05.1 45E 08:38 15:00 21:22
Neptune 22 52 13.7 -08 07 05.7 5E 06:46 12:20 17:46
Pluto 19 19 21.6 -21 14 13.5 48W 04:01 08:47 13:26

 

Selected Positions for February 2017
                Feb 01 2017                       Feb 16 2017                       Feb 28 2017
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Sun 20 58 10.1 -17 10 12.8 21 57 52.1 -12 25 13.6 23 42 56.6 -01 50 46.9
Opposition 08 58 10.1 +17 10 12.8 180E 09 57 52.1 +12 25 13.6 180E 11 42 56.6 +01 50 46.9 180E
Mercury 19 29 29.7 -22 21 15.9 21W 21 04 16.3 -18 42 49.0 14W 00 15 21.5 +01 05 20.5 9E
Venus 23 48 25.8 +00 40 24.8 46E 00 23 11.2 +06 59 55.4 41E 00 23 52.2 +11 40 44.2 17E
Mars 00 10 03.7 +00 41 00.8 51E 00 50 39.3 +05 15 47.8 46E 02 07 00.3 +13 04 19.1 39E
Jupiter 13 26 41.6 -07 34 57.5 109W 13 26 23.1 -07 29 10.4 124W 13 19 07.0 -06 39 57.0 155W
Saturn 17 35 43.5 -22 02 01.2 48W 17 41 08.2 -22 04 16.2 62W 17 47 51.5 -22 05 09.9 88W
Uranus 01 17 46.1 +07 34 46.0 69E 01 19 38.4 +07 46 30.8 54E 01 24 28.2 +08 16 02.6 27E
Neptune 22 48 57.2 -08 27 01.2 28E 22 50 57.9 -08 14 45.9 14E 22 54 54.7 -07 50 53.3 13W
Pluto 19 16 24.3 -21 17 52.6 24W 19 18 20.0 -21 15 28.7 39W 19 21 05.3 -21 12 14.2 67W