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Date: 21-12-2014
Day in year: 355
Julian Day: 2457012.417 (at local midnight)
Local Sidereal Time at local midnight: 06:17:37

Sun   Sun   (at noon)
R.A. 17:57.6        Dec. -23:26       
Distance 0.984 au
Apparent solar long. 269.45°
Equation of Time: 2.0 min
Morning Evening
Rise/Set 06:36 16:40
Civil Twillight 06:09 17:07
Nautical Twillight 05:39 17:37
Astronomical Twillight 05:09 18:07
Illuminated fraction: -0.02 at local midnight
R.A. -7.14 hours     Dec. -18°     Dist 374 x103km.
Rise: 05:36       Set: 16:22

Albedo Topographic
Moon Phase

The planets

Equinox: J2000.0 date        Geocentric positions for 00 TDT time
Planet R.A. Dec. Delta Elong Mag Phase Diameter Const Rise Set Transit Additional
J2000.0date [au] [au] [deg] [mag] [frac] [arcsec] [HH:MM] [HH:MM] [HH:MM] Information
Mercury 18:26:01.718:26:55.9-25:17:41-25:16:581.4040.4467.3-0.90.985Sgr07:1517:0512:10
Venus 18:55:44.718:56:38.1-23:53:22-23:52:021.6430.72813.9-3.90.9710Sgr07:4017:3812:39
Mars 21:00:15.921:01:05.7-18:18:35-18:14:591.9191.38243.41.10.945Cap09:2719:5814:42
Jupiter 09:39:13.409:40:03.4+14:53:16+14:48:594.6715.317-126.6-2.40.9942Leo20:3810:0103:21 Central meridian
Satellites curves
Satellites midnight
Saturn 15:50:56.715:51:47.5-18:10:07-18:12:3610.7989.952- Saturn rings
Satellites midnight
Uranus 00:46:30.700:47:17.7+04:16:03+04:20:5819.75420.008103.55.81.004Psc12:1400:3918:26
Neptune 22:28:11.622:28:58.7-10:23:10-10:18:3130.35429.96966.17.91.002Aqr10:3321:4416:08

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Important comment: The data in this page (unless otherwise noted) is calculated for midnight of date. If for example, you are interested in data for the night of 2008 August 17/18, insert the date "18 08 2008". Note however, that in this example, the Moon/Sun rise/set will be calculated for the day of 2008 August 18!
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