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Date: 31-03-2012
Day in year: 91
Julian Day: 2456017.417 (at local midnight)
Local Sidereal Time at local midnight: 12:54:45

Sun   Sun   (at noon)
R.A. 00:40.8        Dec. +04:23       
Distance 0.999 au
Apparent solar long. 11.09°
Equation of Time: -4.1 min
Morning Evening
Rise/Set 05:31 17:58
Civil Twillight 05:06 18:22
Nautical Twillight 04:37 18:51
Astronomical Twillight 04:08 19:20
Illuminated fraction: 0.51 at local midnight
R.A. 6.83 hours     Dec. 20°     Dist 394 x103km.
Rise: 11:29       Set: 00:47

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 23:38:11.223:38:48.7-01:00:13-00:56:100.6230.435-
Venus 03:32:57.503:33:40.7+22:38:43+22:41:080.6800.71946.0-4.40.4925Tau07:3421:4214:38
Mars 10:31:31.810:32:12.9+12:52:46+12:48:460.7401.656144.1-0.70.9713Leo14:5904:1221:33
Jupiter 02:42:59.202:43:39.6+14:52:54+14:55:575.8044.99032.4-2.11.0034Ari07:0620:2713:47 Central meridian
Satellites curves
Satellites midnight
Saturn 13:44:55.513:45:36.4-07:53:40-07:57:318.7579.718- Saturn rings
Satellites midnight
Uranus 00:18:20.500:18:57.9+01:14:03+01:18:0521.06620.072-
Neptune 22:16:17.822:16:56.9-11:19:54-11:16:1230.77329.999-

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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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