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SkyWatch: October 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 (Thu, 2017 Oct 19 16:10 UT)
RA    13 36 37.8
Dec -10 03 34.9
X -0.893410
Y -0.403783
Z -0.175034
R 0.995921

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 Oct 18   04:4405:1505:4606:1317:1317:4018:1218:42
2017 Oct 19   04:4505:1605:4706:1417:1217:3918:1018:41
2017 Oct 20   04:4605:1705:4806:1517:1117:3818:0918:40

 


Moon Information


Currently (Thu, 2017 Oct 19 16:10 UT)
RA          13 38 49.4
Dec -05 27 26.4
Phase 0.002  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.930 degrees
Diameter 30.41 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 0E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Oct 1804:5411:0316:51
2017 Oct 1905:5511:4917:21
2017 Oct 2006:5412:3417:53

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 (Thu, 2017 Oct 19 16:10 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         13 36 37.8   -10 03 34.9       
Opposition 01 36 37.8 +10 03 34.9 180E 17:13 23:43 06:13
Mercury 14 04 10.7 -12 38 43.9 7E 06:55 12:11 17:23
Venus 12 24 43.4 -00 59 54.4 20W 04:37 10:31 16:22
Mars 11 53 23.3 +01 58 39.9 28W 03:56 09:59 16:01
Jupiter 13 59 35.3 -11 06 22.0 6E 06:45 12:05 17:24
Saturn 17 30 56.8 -22 14 54.8 57E 10:46 15:28 20:03
Uranus 01 38 23.1 +09 35 04.1 179W 17:18 23:45 06:12
Neptune 22 53 18.0 -08 06 16.4 135E 15:15 20:49 02:14
Pluto 19 12 11.4 -21 49 01.5 81E 12:24 17:08 21:45

 

Selected Positions for October 2017
                Oct 01 2017                       Oct 16 2017                       Oct 31 2017
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Sun 12 28 32.5 -03 04 55.4 13 23 31.4 -08 46 59.3 15 24 45.4 -18 39 51.7
Opposition 00 28 32.5 +03 04 55.4 180E 01 23 31.4 +08 46 59.3 180E 03 24 45.4 +18 39 51.7 180E
Mercury 12 08 21.3 +00 57 58.4 6W 13 42 56.7 -10 16 51.1 5E 16 49 12.6 -24 57 42.1 21E
Venus 10 59 57.5 +07 46 54.0 25W 12 08 43.7 +00 42 31.3 21W 14 33 38.8 -13 48 12.1 13W
Mars 11 10 17.0 +06 36 11.6 22W 11 45 16.1 +02 51 37.7 27W 12 57 09.0 -04 54 42.8 39W
Jupiter 13 44 29.9 -09 41 37.0 20E 13 56 41.2 -10 50 25.3 8E 14 22 36.9 -13 06 43.6 16W
Saturn 17 25 27.0 -22 07 46.4 74E 17 29 45.8 -22 13 32.7 60E 17 42 07.7 -22 24 49.0 32E
Uranus 01 41 10.6 +09 51 00.2 161W 01 38 55.6 +09 38 09.1 176W 01 34 21.2 +09 12 14.4 152E
Neptune 22 54 45.6 -07 57 31.2 154E 22 53 32.5 -08 04 50.9 139E 22 52 09.7 -08 12 42.1 108E
Pluto 19 11 42.6 -21 47 43.4 99E 19 12 02.4 -21 48 52.3 84E 19 14 11.3 -21 48 32.1 54E