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SkyWatch: April 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 (Sun, 2017 Apr 30 05:04 UT)
RA    02 28 50.5
Dec +14 41 22.5
X 0.773742
Y 0.591818
Z 0.256548
R 1.007344

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 Apr 29   03:1903:5704:3205:0018:5119:2019:5520:32
2017 Apr 30   03:1703:5504:3004:5918:5219:2119:5620:34
2017 May 01   03:1603:5404:2904:5818:5319:2219:5720:35

 


Moon Information


Currently (Sun, 2017 Apr 30 05:04 UT)
RA          06 08 25.1
Dec +19 06 35.3
Phase 0.195  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 1.003 degrees
Diameter 32.78 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 55E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2017 Apr 2907:0414:1621:35
2017 Apr 3007:5715:1722:40
2017 May 0108:5516:1723:38

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 (Sun, 2017 Apr 30 05:04 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         02 28 50.5   +14 41 22.5       
Opposition 14 28 50.5 -14 41 22.5 180E 18:47 23:55 05:02
Mercury 01 32 32.4 +08 33 33.2 15W 04:35 11:00 17:23
Venus 23 59 16.0 +01 29 55.7 39W 19:55 00:00 22:43
Mars 04 14 35.0 +21 53 20.4 26E 06:29 13:41 20:53
Jupiter 12 58 51.3 -04 36 07.2 156E 16:43 22:24 04:05
Saturn 17 47 29.4 -22 02 26.4 132W 22:20 03:04 07:39
Uranus 01 33 56.9 +09 12 05.0 14W 04:35 11:01 17:27
Neptune 23 00 16.8 -07 19 00.1 56W 02:40 08:16 13:45
Pluto 19 22 20.2 -21 12 56.2 110W 23:52 04:38 09:17

 

Selected Positions for April 2017
                Apr 01 2017                       Apr 16 2017                       Apr 30 2017
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Sun 00 41 15.9 +04 26 18.7 01 36 16.9 +10 01 35.6 03 30 58.1 +19 02 09.7
Opposition 12 41 15.9 -04 26 18.7 180E 13 36 16.9 -10 01 35.6 180E 15 30 58.1 -19 02 09.7 180E
Mercury 01 48 10.3 +13 50 26.5 19E 01 58 52.1 +14 51 27.0 7E 01 54 54.3 +08 13 41.7 26W
Venus 23 50 57.2 +07 09 50.4 13W 23 40 58.9 +02 37 03.6 30W 00 40 48.9 +03 29 45.7 44W
Mars 02 51 34.1 +16 50 26.3 34E 03 34 09.6 +19 46 01.7 30E 05 01 19.6 +23 31 30.0 21E
Jupiter 13 12 08.7 -05 56 13.8 172W 13 05 01.4 -05 12 45.5 171E 12 53 24.4 -04 05 14.9 139E
Saturn 17 49 21.6 -22 04 31.1 104W 17 49 06.8 -22 03 32.5 118W 17 44 11.7 -22 00 59.0 149W
Uranus 01 27 44.6 +08 35 38.8 12E 01 30 57.3 +08 54 37.4 2W 01 37 12.5 +09 30 51.1 29W
Neptune 22 57 03.5 -07 38 01.1 29W 22 58 51.6 -07 27 19.0 43W 23 01 30.9 -07 11 57.6 71W
Pluto 19 22 01.0 -21 11 31.4 82W 19 22 24.1 -21 11 47.8 97W 19 21 46.0 -21 15 13.4 126W