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SkyWatch: March 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 (Fri, 2017 Mar 24 08:03 UT)
RA    00 13 02.3
Dec +01 24 42.1
X 0.995049
Y 0.058027
Z 0.025149
R 0.997056

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 Mar 23   04:2404:5605:2705:5418:1518:4219:1319:45
2017 Mar 24   04:2204:5405:2605:5218:1618:4319:1419:46
2017 Mar 25   04:2004:5305:2405:5118:1718:4419:1519:47

 


Moon Information


Currently (Fri, 2017 Mar 24 08:03 UT)
RA          21 10 45.2
Dec -14 37 47.1
Phase -0.166  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.947 degrees
Diameter 30.96 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 46W

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Mar 2303:1408:2813:48
2017 Mar 2403:5509:1814:52
2017 Mar 2504:3410:0915:59

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 (Fri, 2017 Mar 24 08:03 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         00 13 02.3   +01 24 42.1       
Opposition 12 13 02.3 -01 24 42.1 180E 18:11 00:04 05:55
Mercury 01 09 48.1 +08 34 03.4 16E 06:36 13:00 19:25
Venus 00 06 35.8 +09 50 57.8 9W 05:32 12:00 18:28
Mars 02 29 52.3 +15 05 28.0 36E 07:35 14:21 21:08
Jupiter 13 15 41.0 -06 18 14.4 164W 19:31 01:06 06:42
Saturn 17 48 51.5 -22 04 53.9 96W 00:48 05:31 10:06
Uranus 01 26 07.6 +08 26 00.2 20E 06:55 13:19 19:42
Neptune 22 56 02.4 -07 44 06.5 21W 05:03 10:37 16:05
Pluto 19 21 38.0 -21 11 45.0 75W 02:17 07:03 11:42

 

Selected Positions for March 2017
                Mar 01 2017                       Mar 16 2017                       Mar 31 2017
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Sun 22 47 28.1 -07 41 03.5 23 42 56.6 -01 50 46.9 01 36 16.9 +10 01 35.6
Opposition 10 47 28.1 +07 41 03.5 180E 11 42 56.6 +01 50 46.9 180E 13 36 16.9 -10 01 35.6 180E
Mercury 22 31 09.1 -11 30 46.3 6W 00 15 21.5 +01 05 20.5 9E 01 58 52.1 +14 51 27.0 7E
Venus 00 36 31.9 +10 53 17.0 33E 00 23 52.2 +11 40 44.2 17E 23 40 58.9 +02 37 03.6 30W
Mars 01 25 55.1 +09 02 40.3 43E 02 07 00.3 +13 04 19.1 39E 03 34 09.6 +19 46 01.7 30E
Jupiter 13 24 00.2 -07 11 56.5 138W 13 19 07.0 -06 39 57.0 155W 13 05 01.4 -05 12 45.5 171E
Saturn 17 44 51.7 -22 05 07.0 74W 17 47 51.5 -22 05 09.9 88W 17 49 06.8 -22 03 32.5 118W
Uranus 01 21 41.9 +07 59 12.5 42E 01 24 28.2 +08 16 02.6 27E 01 30 57.3 +08 54 37.4 2W
Neptune 22 52 47.8 -08 03 39.5 1E 22 54 54.7 -07 50 53.3 13W 22 58 51.6 -07 27 19.0 43W
Pluto 19 19 46.3 -21 13 42.7 52W 19 21 05.3 -21 12 14.2 67W 19 22 24.1 -21 11 47.8 97W