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SkyWatch: February 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 (Fri, 2020 Feb 21 18:34 UT)
RA    22 17 05.7
Dec -10 39 24.8
X 0.875758
Y -0.421535
Z -0.182739
R 0.988958

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 Feb 20   05:1305:4406:1506:4217:4318:0918:4119:11
2020 Feb 21   05:1105:4206:1306:4017:4418:1118:4219:12
2020 Feb 22   05:1005:4106:1206:3917:4518:1218:4319:13

 


Moon Information


Currently (Fri, 2020 Feb 21 18:34 UT)
RA          20 59 57.8
Dec -20 03 48.8
Phase -0.033  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.915 degrees
Diameter 29.93 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 19W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2020 Feb 2005:1210:0314:56
2020 Feb 2105:5410:5216:00
2020 Feb 2206:3111:4017:03

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 (Fri, 2020 Feb 21 18:34 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         22 17 05.7   -10 39 24.8       
Opposition 10 17 05.7 +10 39 24.8 180E 17:38 00:11 06:43
Mercury 22 43 47.4 -04 22 15.8 9E 06:36 12:22 17:51
Venus 00 57 41.9 +06 40 24.6 44E 08:35 14:52 21:10
Mars 18 14 39.6 -23 40 31.5 59W 03:33 08:07 12:39
Jupiter 19 16 44.2 -22 15 29.1 45W 04:23 09:05 13:41
Saturn 19 56 27.2 -20 45 14.5 35W 04:55 09:44 14:26
Uranus 02 04 14.1 +12 06 35.8 61E 09:25 16:01 22:37
Neptune 23 15 43.2 -05 51 39.0 15E 07:21 13:02 18:36
Pluto 19 43 06.3 -22 04 08.9 39W 04:47 09:30 14:05

 

Selected Positions for February 2020
                Feb 01 2020                       Feb 16 2020                       Feb 29 2020
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Sun 20 55 02.0 -17 23 08.2 21 54 53.3 -12 41 03.0 23 43 48.4 -01 45 10.9
Opposition 08 55 02.0 +17 23 08.2 180E 09 54 53.3 +12 41 03.0 180E 11 43 48.4 +01 45 10.9 180E
Mercury 21 53 34.3 -14 04 41.4 14E 22 52 12.2 -04 51 08.2 16E 22 06 24.1 -11 28 07.1 26W
Venus 23 30 41.8 -04 07 04.1 40E 00 33 54.9 +03 42 55.2 43E 02 32 45.2 +17 28 03.8 46E
Mars 17 12 42.0 -22 58 54.1 52W 17 57 22.6 -23 37 51.9 57W 19 24 32.3 -22 41 23.5 66W
Jupiter 18 58 12.5 -22 43 18.3 28W 19 11 48.8 -22 23 38.2 40W 19 34 27.5 -21 41 47.9 64W
Saturn 19 46 48.2 -21 09 19.1 17W 19 53 53.3 -20 51 49.9 30W 20 05 36.1 -20 20 45.1 56W
Uranus 02 02 08.8 +11 54 48.2 81E 02 03 31.8 +12 02 40.2 66E 02 07 55.7 +12 26 42.9 38E
Neptune 23 13 02.7 -06 08 41.3 36E 23 14 56.7 -05 56 34.1 21E 23 18 57.9 -05 31 13.6 7W
Pluto 19 40 25.4 -22 08 30.6 18W 19 42 24.2 -22 05 15.2 33W 19 45 27.7 -22 00 51.5 61W