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SkyWatch: April 2021

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, 2021 Apr 16 08:09 UT)
RA    01 37 08.3
Dec +10 06 30.7
X 0.899916
Y 0.407613
Z 0.176696
R 1.003603

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
2021 Apr 15   03:4304:1804:5105:1918:3719:0519:3820:13
2021 Apr 16   03:4104:1604:5005:1718:3819:0619:3920:14
2021 Apr 17   03:3904:1504:4805:1618:3919:0719:4120:16

 


Moon Information


Currently (Fri, 2021 Apr 16 08:09 UT)
RA          04 44 15.4
Dec +22 23 57.2
Phase 0.155  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.902 degrees
Diameter 29.49 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 47E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2021 Apr 1506:5113:5921:17
2021 Apr 1607:2114:4422:16
2021 Apr 1707:5715:3223:14

Phases for 2021

New First Full Last
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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
Feb 11 2021 19:06 Feb 19 2021 18:48 Feb 27 2021 08:18 Mar 06 2021 01:31
Mar 13 2021 10:21 Mar 21 2021 14:41 Mar 28 2021 18:48 Apr 04 2021 10:03
Apr 12 2021 02:31 Apr 20 2021 07:00 Apr 27 2021 03:32 May 03 2021 19:51
May 11 2021 19:00 May 19 2021 19:13 May 26 2021 11:14 Jun 02 2021 07:25
Jun 10 2021 10:52 Jun 18 2021 03:55 Jun 24 2021 18:39 Jul 01 2021 21:11
Jul 10 2021 01:17 Jul 17 2021 10:12 Jul 24 2021 02:37 Jul 31 2021 13:17
Aug 08 2021 13:50 Aug 15 2021 15:20 Aug 22 2021 12:02 Aug 30 2021 07:14
Sep 07 2021 00:52 Sep 13 2021 20:40 Sep 20 2021 23:55 Sep 29 2021 01:58
Oct 06 2021 11:06 Oct 13 2021 03:26 Oct 20 2021 14:57 Oct 28 2021 20:06
Nov 04 2021 21:15 Nov 11 2021 12:47 Nov 19 2021 08:58 Nov 27 2021 12:28
Dec 04 2021 07:44 Dec 11 2021 01:36 Dec 19 2021 04:36 Dec 27 2021 02:24
Jan 02 2022 18:34 Jan 09 2022 18:12 Jan 17 2022 23:49 Jan 25 2022 13:42
Feb 01 2022 05:47 Feb 08 2022 13:51 Feb 16 2022 16:58 Feb 23 2022 22:33

Planet Information


Currently (Fri, 2021 Apr 16 08:09 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         01 37 08.3   +10 06 30.7       
Opposition 13 37 08.3 -10 06 30.7 180E 18:33 23:57 05:20
Mercury 01 26 50.2 +08 01 11.8 3W 05:23 11:45 18:09
Venus 01 58 50.1 +11 11 40.7 5E 05:46 12:19 18:52
Mars 05 39 25.0 +24 49 27.2 59E 08:36 16:00 23:24
Jupiter 21 52 59.4 -13 35 31.2 60W 02:50 08:05 13:15
Saturn 20 58 59.2 -17 41 01.1 74W 02:10 07:10 12:04
Uranus 02 29 10.4 +14 17 13.1 13E 06:07 12:51 19:34
Neptune 23 31 03.3 -04 18 03.1 35W 03:56 09:42 15:21
Pluto 19 55 08.6 -22 13 00.4 90W 01:24 06:06 10:41

 

Selected Positions for April 2021
                Apr 01 2021                       Apr 16 2021                       Apr 30 2021
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Sun 00 41 10.5 +04 25 45.9 01 36 12.7 +10 01 11.0 03 30 53.5 +19 01 53.0
Opposition 12 41 10.5 -04 25 45.9 180E 13 36 12.7 -10 01 11.0 180E 15 30 53.5 -19 01 53.0 180E
Mercury 23 42 25.7 -04 26 15.5 17W 01 24 57.5 +07 47 42.1 4W 05 02 04.5 +25 10 22.5 22E
Venus 00 48 31.7 +03 50 12.9 2E 01 57 39.8 +11 04 49.0 5E 04 25 40.4 +21 55 57.8 13E
Mars 04 59 11.8 +24 11 27.6 65E 05 38 45.1 +24 49 08.6 59E 06 58 54.4 +24 09 49.6 48E
Jupiter 21 42 01.2 -14 29 00.4 48W 21 52 49.4 -13 36 20.7 60W 22 09 15.5 -12 14 53.1 85W
Saturn 20 54 45.6 -17 56 30.3 60W 20 58 55.6 -17 41 13.9 74W 21 03 18.8 -17 26 58.2 102W
Uranus 02 25 54.8 +14 01 04.7 28E 02 29 07.1 +14 16 56.8 14E 02 35 51.0 +14 49 22.7 14W
Neptune 23 29 06.5 -04 30 08.4 20W 23 31 01.5 -04 18 14.3 34W 23 34 04.0 -03 59 49.0 63W
Pluto 19 54 31.3 -22 12 39.4 75W 19 55 08.1 -22 12 59.2 89W 19 54 59.2 -22 17 25.0 119W