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SkyWatch: September 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 (Tue, 2020 Sep 29 01:14 UT)
RA    12 22 08.4
Dec -02 23 39.6
X -0.996083
Y -0.097344
Z -0.042198
R 1.001718

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 Sep 28   04:2504:5605:2705:5417:4318:1018:4019:12
2020 Sep 29   04:2604:5705:2805:5517:4118:0818:3919:10
2020 Sep 30   04:2704:5805:2905:5617:4018:0618:3719:08

 


Moon Information


Currently (Tue, 2020 Sep 29 01:14 UT)
RA          22 34 11.8
Dec -14 07 20.2
Phase 0.927  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.915 degrees
Diameter 29.91 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 153E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)
UT DateRiseTransitSet
2020 Sep 2816:4522:0703:54
2020 Sep 2917:1322:5004:59
2020 Sep 3017:3823:3106:02

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 (Tue, 2020 Sep 29 01:14 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         12 22 08.4   -02 23 39.6       
Opposition 00 22 08.4 +02 23 39.6 180E 17:43 23:48 05:54
Mercury 13 54 02.2 -14 25 55.3 26E 08:12 13:20 18:25
Venus 09 50 12.7 +13 14 07.9 41W 02:36 09:16 15:55
Mars 01 39 18.2 +06 14 41.1 160W 18:47 01:03 07:19
Jupiter 19 16 14.6 -22 42 54.3 102E 13:50 18:31 23:04
Saturn 19 48 13.7 -21 25 36.9 109E 14:16 19:02 23:40
Uranus 02 29 34.1 +14 15 03.4 146W 19:10 01:54 08:37
Neptune 23 20 32.6 -05 27 37.4 163E 16:51 22:33 04:07
Pluto 19 36 42.7 -22 41 15.9 106E 14:10 18:50 23:23

 

Selected Positions for September 2020
                Sep 01 2020                       Sep 16 2020                       Sep 30 2020
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Sun 10 41 25.5 +08 17 29.0 11 35 25.4 +02 39 24.4 13 24 22.7 -08 52 02.6
Opposition 22 41 25.5 -08 17 29.0 180E 23 35 25.4 -02 39 24.4 180E 01 24 22.7 +08 52 02.6 180E
Mercury 11 30 57.9 +04 07 16.9 13E 12 54 18.7 -06 50 01.6 22E 14 30 40.8 -18 11 21.2 19E
Venus 07 42 11.5 +19 25 13.0 45W 08 50 37.4 +16 53 10.2 43W 11 07 12.5 +06 48 35.6 38W
Mars 01 47 27.5 +06 31 52.2 131W 01 48 27.0 +06 43 25.4 146W 01 18 46.1 +05 13 20.1 176E
Jupiter 19 15 27.5 -22 43 00.6 129E 19 14 32.1 -22 45 26.8 114E 19 21 48.1 -22 33 00.1 86E
Saturn 19 50 52.8 -21 17 05.8 137E 19 48 49.2 -21 23 22.9 122E 19 49 13.8 -21 23 52.0 92E
Uranus 02 32 07.9 +14 27 42.8 118W 02 31 01.0 +14 22 09.7 133W 02 27 10.6 +14 03 21.9 164W
Neptune 23 23 21.1 -05 09 32.2 169W 23 21 50.2 -05 19 22.6 176E 23 19 01.9 -05 37 04.3 146E
Pluto 19 37 45.9 -22 37 01.4 134E 19 37 01.0 -22 39 45.1 119E 19 36 50.0 -22 41 59.1 89E