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Date: 17-03-2012
Day in year: 77
Julian Day: 2456003.417 (at local midnight)
Local Sidereal Time at local midnight: 11:59:33

Sun   Sun   (at noon)
R.A. 23:49.8        Dec. -01:07       
Distance 0.995 au
Apparent solar long. 357.21°
Equation of Time: -8.2 min
Morning Evening
Rise/Set 05:49 17:48
Civil Twillight 05:24 18:12
Nautical Twillight 04:56 18:41
Astronomical Twillight 04:27 19:09
Illuminated fraction: -0.30 at local midnight
R.A. -4.59 hours     Dec. -19°     Dist 382 x103km.
Rise: 02:18       Set: 13:07

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 00:13:19.700:13:57.1+05:19:18+05:23:210.6570.3629.33.10.0510Psc05:5618:2512:11
Venus 02:36:28.702:37:09.8+17:43:46+17:46:550.7880.71845.7-4.30.5621Ari07:4721:2714:37
Mars 10:46:29.010:47:09.9+11:58:38+11:54:320.6881.661161.5-1.10.9914Leo16:1005:1922:42
Jupiter 02:31:21.202:32:01.4+13:55:54+13:59:065.6644.98743.3-2.11.0035Ari07:5221:0814:30 Central meridian
Satellites curves
Satellites midnight
Saturn 13:48:22.713:49:03.4-08:15:07-08:18:568.8529.714- Saturn rings
Satellites midnight
Uranus 00:15:24.700:16:02.0+00:54:60+00:59:0221.05920.0737.35.91.003Psc06:1018:1812:14
Neptune 22:14:30.922:15:09.8-11:29:37-11:25:5730.89730.000-

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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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