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SkyWatch: April 2020

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 (Wed, 2020 Apr 08 15:31 UT)
RA    01 09 31.8
Dec +07 22 45.1
X 0.946979
Y 0.298889
Z 0.129568
R 1.001445

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
2020 Apr 07   03:5704:3105:0305:3018:3018:5719:3020:03
2020 Apr 08   03:5504:2905:0105:2918:3118:5819:3120:04
2020 Apr 09   03:5304:2705:0005:2718:3218:5919:3220:06

 


Moon Information


Currently (Wed, 2020 Apr 08 15:31 UT)
RA          13 46 34.0
Dec -06 07 45.2
Phase -0.994  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 1.022 degrees
Diameter 33.40 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 171W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2020 Apr 0716:5823:2405:31
2020 Apr 0818:1400:1806:03
2020 Apr 0919:2901:1206:37

Phases for 2020

New First Full Last
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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
Feb 23 2020 15:32 Mar 02 2020 19:58 Mar 09 2020 17:48 Mar 16 2020 09:35
Mar 24 2020 09:29 Apr 01 2020 10:22 Apr 08 2020 02:35 Apr 14 2020 22:57
Apr 23 2020 02:26 Apr 30 2020 20:39 May 07 2020 10:46 May 14 2020 14:03
May 22 2020 17:39 May 30 2020 03:30 Jun 05 2020 19:13 Jun 13 2020 06:24
Jun 21 2020 06:42 Jun 28 2020 08:16 Jul 05 2020 04:45 Jul 12 2020 23:30
Jul 20 2020 17:33 Jul 27 2020 12:33 Aug 03 2020 15:59 Aug 11 2020 16:45
Aug 19 2020 02:42 Aug 25 2020 17:58 Sep 02 2020 05:23 Sep 10 2020 09:26
Sep 17 2020 11:01 Sep 24 2020 01:56 Oct 01 2020 21:06 Oct 10 2020 00:40
Oct 16 2020 19:32 Oct 23 2020 13:24 Oct 31 2020 14:50 Nov 08 2020 13:47
Nov 15 2020 05:08 Nov 22 2020 04:46 Nov 30 2020 09:30 Dec 08 2020 00:37
Dec 14 2020 16:17 Dec 21 2020 23:42 Dec 30 2020 03:29 Jan 06 2021 09:38
Jan 13 2021 05:01 Jan 20 2021 21:02 Jan 28 2021 19:17 Feb 04 2021 17:38

Planet Information


Currently (Wed, 2020 Apr 08 15:31 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         01 09 31.8   +07 22 45.1       
Opposition 13 09 31.8 -07 22 45.1 180E 18:26 23:59 05:32
Mercury 23 47 39.7 -04 03 53.7 23W 04:53 10:38 16:25
Venus 04 04 16.3 +24 56 40.3 45E 07:30 14:54 22:19
Mars 20 33 41.2 -19 55 09.8 73W 02:30 07:21 12:15
Jupiter 19 47 46.1 -21 12 36.7 84W 01:44 06:30 11:10
Saturn 20 12 13.4 -20 02 28.3 78W 02:03 06:54 11:38
Uranus 02 12 39.7 +12 51 47.7 16E 06:26 13:05 19:43
Neptune 23 22 07.2 -05 11 38.2 30W 04:20 10:03 15:39
Pluto 19 46 52.7 -22 00 01.3 84W 01:45 06:28 11:04

 

Selected Positions for April 2020
                Apr 01 2020                       Apr 16 2020                       Apr 30 2020
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Sun 00 42 07.8 +04 31 50.2 01 37 09.6 +10 06 38.2 03 31 54.3 +19 05 25.7
Opposition 12 42 07.8 -04 31 50.2 180E 13 37 09.6 -10 06 38.2 180E 15 31 54.3 -19 05 25.7 180E
Mercury 23 08 08.8 -07 53 00.6 27W 00 31 48.6 +00 49 54.5 19W 04 24 23.9 +23 18 42.4 13E
Venus 03 36 15.7 +23 02 00.8 46E 04 30 01.5 +26 22 10.4 44E 05 21 28.0 +27 07 03.5 26E
Mars 20 11 53.5 -20 58 48.1 71W 20 55 10.9 -18 42 39.3 75W 22 17 32.4 -12 44 05.4 84W
Jupiter 19 44 06.6 -21 20 52.7 77W 19 50 49.0 -21 05 41.4 90W 19 56 08.6 -20 55 48.0 118W
Saturn 20 10 26.7 -20 07 21.9 71W 20 13 39.7 -19 58 36.1 85W 20 15 43.9 -19 54 48.0 114W
Uranus 02 11 04.5 +12 43 27.6 23E 02 14 17.8 +13 00 18.1 10E 02 20 55.7 +13 34 06.6 18W
Neptune 23 21 09.1 -05 17 37.1 22W 23 23 02.2 -05 06 00.6 37W 23 25 58.5 -04 48 23.0 65W
Pluto 19 46 32.6 -21 59 58.7 77W 19 47 05.6 -22 00 21.1 92W 19 46 48.7 -22 04 38.5 121W