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SkyWatch: August 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 (Wed, 2017 Aug 16 21:49 UT)
RA    09 44 30.8
Dec +13 34 58.0
X -0.818736
Y 0.546498
Z 0.236910
R 1.012480

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 Aug 15   03:3504:1104:4505:1418:5119:2019:5420:30
2017 Aug 16   03:3604:1204:4605:1518:5019:1819:5220:28
2017 Aug 17   03:3804:1404:4705:1618:4919:1719:5120:27

 


Moon Information


Currently (Wed, 2017 Aug 16 21:49 UT)
RA          05 13 28.2
Dec +18 11 17.2
Phase -0.291  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.994 degrees
Diameter 32.52 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 68W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Aug 1521:3405:2212:15
2017 Aug 1622:1406:1613:23
2017 Aug 1700:0007:1214:30

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 (Wed, 2017 Aug 16 21:49 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         09 44 30.8   +13 34 58.0       
Opposition 21 44 30.8 -13 34 58.0 180E 18:47 00:01 05:25
Mercury 10 42 15.1 +03 24 49.8 18E 06:57 13:04 19:11
Venus 07 20 02.4 +21 25 14.6 35W 02:24 09:36 16:48
Mars 09 20 14.3 +16 45 16.3 7W 04:45 11:39 18:32
Jupiter 13 12 16.6 -06 25 49.9 55E 09:57 15:32 21:08
Saturn 17 21 10.4 -21 55 45.8 117E 14:49 19:33 00:09
Uranus 01 45 39.7 +10 17 04.6 116W 20:37 04:08 10:38
Neptune 22 59 14.4 -07 29 33.4 161W 19:34 01:10 06:37
Pluto 19 13 28.6 -21 39 29.0 143E 16:40 21:25 02:02

 

Selected Positions for August 2017
                Aug 01 2017                       Aug 16 2017                       Aug 31 2017
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Sun 08 44 33.7 +18 04 50.8 09 41 42.6 +13 49 11.6 11 34 35.6 +02 44 45.2
Opposition 20 44 33.7 -18 04 50.8 180E 21 41 42.6 -13 49 11.6 180E 23 34 35.6 -02 44 45.2 180E
Mercury 10 27 54.4 +07 52 26.0 27E 10 43 14.1 +03 24 23.4 18E 10 32 21.3 +10 22 43.3 17W
Venus 06 00 52.0 +21 51 45.1 39W 07 16 15.1 +21 29 51.2 35W 09 49 31.3 +13 58 22.9 28W
Mars 08 39 27.2 +19 33 23.2 2W 09 18 19.8 +16 53 56.2 6W 10 34 44.6 +10 13 05.3 17W
Jupiter 13 03 36.7 -05 29 24.5 68E 13 11 49.6 -06 22 57.1 56E 13 32 53.3 -08 33 23.6 32E
Saturn 17 22 57.1 -21 54 33.4 133E 17 21 13.3 -21 55 40.2 118E 17 22 29.8 -22 02 35.3 88E
Uranus 01 45 56.1 +10 18 59.4 100W 01 45 41.5 +10 17 15.8 115W 01 43 09.7 +10 02 24.3 146W
Neptune 23 00 37.0 -07 20 37.1 145W 22 59 18.6 -07 29 06.1 160W 22 56 11.9 -07 48 42.1 169E
Pluto 19 14 50.6 -21 35 18.7 159E 19 13 31.9 -21 39 17.2 144E 19 11 51.6 -21 45 44.1 114E