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Planets Today
PlanetRiseRise AzTransitAltSetTimeSet Az
Mercury 6:39AM8612:51PM52 7:02PM274
Venus10:14AM115 3:08PM30 8:05PM245
Mars 4:46PM122 9:23PM26 1:57AM238
Jupiter11:08AM112 4:10PM33 9:15PM248
Saturn 2:30PM120 7:13PM2711:52PM240
Uranus 8:17PM74 2:59AM61 9:41AM286
Neptune 6:23PM9912:06AM43 5:44AM261
Pluto 3:36PM119 8:22PM28 1:04AM241
Sun 6:42AM8812:50PM51 6:57PM272
Moon 4:56PM114 9:14PM29 2:14AM244
Events this Month
WhenWhat
9/2/2018 8:37:00 PMLast Quarter Moon
9/7/2018 12:27:00 PMNeptune at Opposition, 2.4arcsec, 7.8 magnitude
9/8/2018 4:16:00 PMMoon is 0.93° North of Mercury
9/9/2018 12:01:00 PMNew Moon
9/12/2018 9:46:00 AMMoon is 0.46° North of Venus
9/13/2018 8:20:00 PMMoon is 4.37° North of Jupiter
9/16/2018 5:15:00 PMFirst Quarter Moon
9/17/2018 10:30:00 AMMoon is 2.06° South of Saturn
9/18/2018 7:26:00 PMMoon is 1.36° South of Pluto
9/20/2018 12:42:00 AMMoon is 4.77° North of Mars
9/20/2018 7:52:00 PMMercury in superior conjunction with the Sun
9/22/2018 7:54:00 PMAutumnal Equinox
9/23/2018 9:33:00 AMMoon is 2.41° North of Neptune
9/24/2018 8:52:00 PMFull Moon
9/27/2018 1:08:00 AMMoon is 4.79° North of Uranus
This month's Moon Calendar shows the current phases.
<September 2018>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
262728293031Waning Gibbous
Third QuarterThird QuarterWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning CrescentWaning Crescent
Waning CrescentNew MoonWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent
Waxing CrescentFirst QuarterWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous
Waxing GibbousFull MoonFull MoonWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning GibbousWaning Gibbous
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