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SkyWatch: January 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 Jan 17 22:01 UT)
RA    19 55 21.9
Dec -20 47 35.1
X 0.446247
Y -0.804373
Z -0.348693
R 0.983737

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 Jan 16   05:4106:1306:4607:1517:0317:3218:0418:36
2020 Jan 17   05:4106:1306:4507:1417:0417:3318:0518:37
2020 Jan 18   05:4006:1206:4507:1417:0517:3418:0618:38

 


Moon Information


Currently (Fri, 2020 Jan 17 22:01 UT)
RA          14 06 43.0
Dec -07 42 46.4
Phase -0.456  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.980 degrees
Diameter 32.04 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 87W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2020 Jan 1622:5305:1011:05
2020 Jan 1700:0306:0011:35
2020 Jan 1801:1206:5012:07

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 Jan 17 22:01 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         19 55 21.9   -20 47 35.1       
Opposition 07 55 21.9 +20 47 35.1 180E 16:58 00:07 07:15
Mercury 20 16 28.5 -21 53 50.9 5E 07:48 12:29 17:12
Venus 22 27 51.0 -11 13 55.6 38E 09:20 14:40 20:03
Mars 16 31 07.5 -21 40 51.3 47W 04:02 08:43 13:24
Jupiter 18 44 30.8 -22 58 46.1 17W 06:12 10:51 15:24
Saturn 19 39 44.0 -21 25 39.8 4W 06:59 11:45 16:24
Uranus 02 01 30.0 +11 50 50.9 96E 11:41 18:16 00:51
Neptune 23 11 28.6 -06 18 47.5 50E 09:36 15:15 20:47
Pluto 19 38 24.7 -22 11 54.8 4W 07:00 11:43 16:18

 

Selected Positions for January 2020
                Jan 01 2020                       Jan 16 2020                       Jan 31 2020
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Sun 18 42 23.1 -23 04 45.5 19 47 51.8 -21 07 29.2 21 54 53.3 -12 41 03.0
Opposition 06 42 23.1 +23 04 45.5 180E 07 47 51.8 +21 07 29.2 180E 09 54 53.3 +12 41 03.0 180E
Mercury 18 18 07.9 -24 38 43.3 6W 20 04 03.0 -22 30 53.4 4E 22 52 12.2 -04 51 08.2 16E
Venus 21 08 40.4 -18 20 37.2 34E 22 19 52.6 -12 03 12.2 37E 00 33 54.9 +03 42 55.2 43E
Mars 15 43 48.1 -19 23 10.7 42W 16 26 05.8 -21 28 41.0 47W 17 57 22.6 -23 37 51.9 57W
Jupiter 18 27 52.7 -23 11 36.0 3W 18 42 47.7 -23 00 23.9 15W 19 11 48.8 -22 23 38.2 40W
Saturn 19 31 19.4 -21 43 34.8 11E 19 38 51.2 -21 27 36.9 2W 19 53 53.3 -20 51 49.9 30W
Uranus 02 01 36.3 +11 50 50.4 113E 02 01 28.0 +11 50 36.7 97E 02 03 31.8 +12 02 40.2 66E
Neptune 23 10 02.2 -06 28 13.3 66E 23 11 18.3 -06 19 54.7 51E 23 14 56.7 -05 56 34.1 21E
Pluto 19 36 00.6 -22 15 56.5 12E 19 38 09.4 -22 12 20.0 3W 19 42 24.2 -22 05 15.2 33W