SkyWatch: April 2024

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, 2024 Apr 21 19:55 UT)
RA 01 58 28.0
Dec +12 05 28.4
X 0.853678
Y 0.486769
Z 0.211003
R 1.005103

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
2024 Apr 20   03:3504:1004:4405:1218:4219:1019:4420:19
2024 Apr 21   03:3304:0904:4305:1118:4319:1119:4520:21
2024 Apr 22   03:3104:0704:4105:0918:4419:1219:4620:22

 


Moon Information


Currently (Sun, 2024 Apr 21 19:55 UT)
RA          12 31 37.3
Dec -02 40 31.5
Phase 0.959  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.904 degrees
Diameter 29.57 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 158E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)

UT DateRiseTransitSet
2024 Apr 2014:5021:2603:47
2024 Apr 2115:4822:0504:06
2024 Apr 2216:4722:4404:26

Phases for 2024

New First Full Last
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Dec 12 2023 23:33 Dec 19 2023 18:40 Dec 27 2023 00:34 Jan 04 2024 03:31
Jan 11 2024 11:58 Jan 18 2024 03:53 Jan 25 2024 17:55 Feb 02 2024 23:19
Feb 09 2024 23:00 Feb 16 2024 15:01 Feb 24 2024 12:31 Mar 03 2024 15:24
Mar 10 2024 09:01 Mar 17 2024 04:11 Mar 25 2024 07:01 Apr 02 2024 03:15
Apr 08 2024 18:21 Apr 15 2024 19:14 Apr 23 2024 23:50 May 01 2024 11:28
May 08 2024 03:23 May 15 2024 11:49 May 23 2024 13:54 May 30 2024 17:13
Jun 06 2024 12:38 Jun 14 2024 05:19 Jun 22 2024 01:09 Jun 28 2024 21:54
Jul 05 2024 22:58 Jul 13 2024 22:49 Jul 21 2024 10:18 Jul 28 2024 02:52
Aug 04 2024 11:14 Aug 12 2024 15:19 Aug 19 2024 18:27 Aug 26 2024 09:27
Sep 03 2024 01:57 Sep 11 2024 06:06 Sep 18 2024 02:35 Sep 24 2024 18:51
Oct 02 2024 18:50 Oct 10 2024 18:56 Oct 17 2024 11:27 Oct 24 2024 08:04
Nov 01 2024 12:48 Nov 09 2024 05:56 Nov 15 2024 21:30 Nov 23 2024 01:29
Dec 01 2024 06:22 Dec 08 2024 15:28 Dec 15 2024 09:03 Dec 22 2024 22:19
Dec 30 2024 22:28 Jan 06 2025 23:57 Jan 13 2025 22:27 Jan 21 2025 20:31
Jan 29 2025 12:36 Feb 05 2025 08:03 Feb 12 2025 13:54 Feb 20 2025 17:33

Planet Information


Currently (Sun, 2024 Apr 21 19:55 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         01 58 28.0   +12 05 28.4       
Opposition 13 58 28.0 -12 05 28.4 180E 18:38 23:56 05:13
Mercury 01 00 27.2 +06 01 31.5 16W 04:46 11:03 17:19
Venus 01 16 31.9 +06 34 33.8 12W 04:57 11:13 17:31
Mars 23 35 32.8 -04 01 13.5 39W 03:43 09:31 15:26
Jupiter 03 17 45.1 +17 25 34.4 20E 06:23 13:18 20:13
Saturn 23 09 06.8 -07 19 03.9 46W 03:23 09:00 14:30
Uranus 03 16 44.1 +17 53 08.5 20E 06:21 13:17 20:14
Neptune 23 55 44.3 -01 48 00.2 33W 03:51 09:46 15:33
Pluto 20 18 49.5 -22 41 43.5 90W 01:28 06:09 10:42

 

Selected Positions for April 2024
                Apr 01 2024                       Apr 16 2024                       Apr 30 2024
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Sun 00 42 00.0 +04 30 58.4 01 37 03.3 +10 06 01.6 03 31 48.2 +19 05 03.1
Opposition 12 42 00.0 -04 30 58.4 180E 13 37 03.3 -10 06 01.6 180E 15 31 48.2 -19 05 03.1 180E
Mercury 01 34 46.2 +13 21 54.5 16E 01 09 07.6 +08 37 53.2 7W 01 56 12.3 +08 32 16.4 25W
Venus 23 42 13.1 -03 31 18.9 17W 00 50 18.9 +03 48 13.2 13W 03 11 10.2 +16 58 31.5 5W
Mars 22 35 31.6 -10 11 36.1 35W 23 19 05.9 -05 46 06.3 38W 00 44 01.3 +03 23 08.5 44W
Jupiter 02 59 12.0 +16 07 48.2 36E 03 12 27.7 +17 04 16.5 24E 03 40 51.7 +18 50 32.9 2E
Saturn 23 00 54.3 -08 06 52.3 28W 23 06 58.0 -07 31 28.0 41W 23 16 45.7 -06 36 00.6 68W
Uranus 03 12 21.8 +17 35 48.2 39E 03 15 27.7 +17 48 09.0 25E 03 22 22.7 +18 14 44.0 2W
Neptune 23 53 02.7 -02 04 58.8 14W 23 55 01.5 -01 52 27.6 28W 23 58 19.1 -01 32 10.9 56W
Pluto 20 17 53.8 -22 41 05.3 70W 20 18 39.1 -22 41 15.6 84W 20 18 49.6 -22 46 00.4 114W