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SkyWatch: April 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 (Mon, 2018 Apr 23 21:13 UT)
RA    02 04 14.2
Dec +12 36 24.1
X 0.839381
Y 0.508053
Z 0.220239
R 1.005576

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 Apr 22   03:3104:0704:4105:0918:4419:1219:4620:22
2018 Apr 23   03:2904:0604:4005:0818:4519:1319:4720:24
2018 Apr 24   03:2804:0404:3905:0718:4619:1419:4820:25

 


Moon Information


Currently (Mon, 2018 Apr 23 21:13 UT)
RA          09 16 11.6
Dec +16 20 30.6
Phase 0.614  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.982 degrees
Diameter 32.12 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 108E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2018 Apr 2209:5817:2400:48
2018 Apr 2311:0118:2301:37
2018 Apr 2412:0819:1802:20

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 (Mon, 2018 Apr 23 21:13 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         02 04 14.2   +12 36 24.1       
Opposition 14 04 14.2 -12 36 24.1 180E 18:40 23:56 05:11
Mercury 00 30 22.9 +00 54 54.3 26W 04:24 10:23 16:23
Venus 03 44 59.7 +20 21 48.6 25E 06:30 13:36 20:42
Mars 19 25 59.0 -23 00 45.5 104W 00:36 05:14 09:50
Jupiter 15 11 37.5 -16 30 27.9 163W 20:05 01:05 06:05
Saturn 18 38 21.5 -22 15 20.9 114W 23:41 04:23 08:58
Uranus 01 46 49.1 +10 27 44.8 5W 05:12 11:42 18:12
Neptune 23 07 44.7 -06 35 55.1 48W 03:13 08:52 14:23
Pluto 19 30 45.8 -21 30 21.4 102W 00:30 05:15 09:53

 

Selected Positions for April 2018
                Apr 01 2018                       Apr 16 2018                       Apr 30 2018
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Sun 00 40 19.4 +04 20 21.0 01 35 20.3 +09 56 08.4 03 29 57.8 +18 58 36.1
Opposition 12 40 19.4 -04 20 21.0 180E 13 35 20.3 -09 56 08.4 180E 15 29 57.8 -18 58 36.1 180E
Mercury 00 40 35.5 +07 35 33.5 3E 00 17 49.3 +01 08 33.6 21W 02 09 10.1 +10 22 00.4 21W
Venus 01 55 09.3 +11 16 53.7 20E 03 06 35.5 +17 40 38.4 23E 05 40 11.0 +24 48 56.7 31E
Mars 18 34 02.3 -23 33 05.5 93W 19 08 59.6 -23 16 04.5 100W 20 09 08.2 -22 09 23.4 115W
Jupiter 15 20 21.9 -17 05 47.7 139W 15 15 05.1 -16 44 18.8 155W 15 00 28.9 -15 45 57.7 172E
Saturn 18 37 27.1 -22 16 27.0 92W 18 38 27.7 -22 15 19.6 107W 18 35 48.6 -22 17 40.6 137W
Uranus 01 41 54.7 +09 59 49.9 16E 01 45 08.0 +10 18 13.2 2E 01 51 31.7 +10 53 58.4 25W
Neptune 23 05 03.8 -06 52 01.1 26W 23 06 54.0 -06 40 57.4 41W 23 09 40.1 -06 24 43.0 69W
Pluto 19 30 15.6 -21 29 28.4 80W 19 30 42.8 -21 29 46.8 95W 19 30 13.0 -21 33 29.9 124W