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Date: 28-08-2014
Day in year: 240
Julian Day: 2456897.417 (at local midnight)
Local Sidereal Time at local midnight: 22:44:13

Sun   Sun   (at noon)
R.A. 10:27.5        Dec. +09:40       
Distance 1.010 au
Apparent solar long. 155.03°
Equation of Time: -1.3 min
Morning Evening
Rise/Set 05:12 18:11
Civil Twillight 04:46 18:36
Nautical Twillight 04:17 19:06
Astronomical Twillight 03:46 19:37
Illuminated fraction: 0.05 at local midnight
R.A. 11.96 hours     Dec. -2°     Dist 402 x103km.
Rise: 07:33       Set: 19:35

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 11:29:54.211:30:38.6+03:51:57+03:47:091.2840.43617.1-0.40.875Leo06:3418:5812:46
Venus 09:27:08.309:27:55.9+16:01:48+15:57:561.6400.719-15.4-3.90.9610Leo03:5917:2710:43
Mars 15:03:59.815:04:49.9-18:41:21-18:44:401.3511.45374.40.60.877Lib11:0621:3216:19
Jupiter 08:46:43.908:47:32.9+18:24:36+18:21:186.1745.279-25.3-1.81.0032Cnc03:1216:5110:01 Central meridian
Satellites curves
Satellites midnight
Saturn 15:02:58.915:03:48.0-15:03:14-15:06:3210.1769.93173.21.11.0016Lib10:5321:4016:17 Saturn rings
Satellites midnight
Uranus 00:59:11.200:59:58.2+05:33:51+05:38:4119.24720.017-
Neptune 22:32:18.522:33:06.5-10:00:08-09:55:2228.96329.972-

Sky maps

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Active Meteor showers: 2
North iota Aquarids
alpha Aurigids

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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!
Accuracy: The sky maps are plotted for the nearest whole
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The rise/set times are accurate to about two minutes and are given relative to the local horizon. Note, that the actual rise/set times depends on the atmospheric conditions.