SkyWatch: February 2023

Dates and times are Universal Time
Positions are geocentric J2000
Pluto's position is astrometric, i.e., it accounts for the approx. 6 hour light-time
Elongations are in degrees
Calculations by Brian D. Warner

Location Information for Rise/Set times
Enter Longitude and Latitude in degrees (e.g., 39.1003).
Western/Southern Hemisphere = negative
Enter UTOffset in hours (e.g., 9.5)

Examples: Colo Spgs, CO: –105 +39 -7.0;    Adelaide, Australia =  +138 –34 +9.5)

Longitude   Latitude   UTOffset  

Sun Information

Currently (Fri, 2023 Feb 03 10:57 UT)
RA 21 05 06.2
Dec -16 40 46.5
X 0.684883
Y -0.650266
Z -0.281886
R 0.985581

Local time for sunrise/sunset/twilight
Civil Twilight (CT): Sun 6º below horizon
Nautical Twilight (NT): Sun 12º below horizon
Astronomical Twilight (AT): Sun 18º below horizon

Local
Date
AT
Start
NT
Start
CT
Start
Sun
Rise
Sun
Set
CT
End
NT
End
AT
End
2023 Feb 02   05:3206:0306:3507:0317:2217:5018:2218:53
2023 Feb 03   05:3106:0206:3407:0217:2317:5118:2318:54
2023 Feb 04   05:3006:0106:3307:0117:2417:5218:2418:55

 


Moon Information


Currently (Fri, 2023 Feb 03 10:57 UT)
RA          07 25 58.4
Dec +26 44 15.5
Phase 0.952  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.900 degrees
Diameter 29.41 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 155E

Local time for moon rise/transit/set (for UT date)

UT DateRiseTransitSet
2023 Feb 0213:3421:2805:26
2023 Feb 0314:2522:2006:10
2023 Feb 0415:2223:0906:48

Phases for 2023

New First Full Last
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Nov 23 2022 22:58 Nov 30 2022 14:37 Dec 08 2022 04:09 Dec 16 2022 08:57
Dec 23 2022 10:17 Dec 30 2022 01:21 Jan 06 2023 23:09 Jan 15 2023 02:11
Jan 21 2023 20:54 Jan 28 2023 15:19 Feb 05 2023 18:29 Feb 13 2023 16:02
Feb 20 2023 07:07 Feb 27 2023 08:06 Mar 07 2023 12:41 Mar 15 2023 02:09
Mar 21 2023 17:24 Mar 29 2023 02:33 Apr 06 2023 04:36 Apr 13 2023 09:12
Apr 20 2023 04:14 Apr 27 2023 21:21 May 05 2023 17:35 May 12 2023 14:29
May 19 2023 15:54 May 27 2023 15:23 Jun 04 2023 03:43 Jun 10 2023 19:32
Jun 18 2023 04:38 Jun 26 2023 07:50 Jul 03 2023 11:40 Jul 10 2023 01:48
Jul 17 2023 18:33 Jul 25 2023 22:07 Aug 01 2023 18:33 Aug 08 2023 10:29
Aug 16 2023 09:39 Aug 24 2023 09:58 Aug 31 2023 01:37 Sep 06 2023 22:22
Sep 15 2023 01:41 Sep 22 2023 19:32 Sep 29 2023 09:58 Oct 06 2023 13:48
Oct 14 2023 17:56 Oct 22 2023 03:30 Oct 28 2023 20:25 Nov 05 2023 08:37
Nov 13 2023 09:28 Nov 20 2023 10:50 Nov 27 2023 09:17 Dec 05 2023 05:50
Dec 12 2023 23:33 Dec 19 2023 18:40 Dec 27 2023 00:34 Jan 04 2024 03:31
Jan 11 2024 11:58 Jan 18 2024 03:53 Jan 25 2024 17:55 Feb 02 2024 23:19

Planet Information


Currently (Fri, 2023 Feb 03 10:57 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         21 05 06.2   -16 40 46.5       
Opposition 09 05 06.2 +16 40 46.5 180E 17:18 00:11 07:03
Mercury 19 22 49.5 -21 44 04.3 25W 05:48 10:29 15:11
Venus 22 43 01.9 -09 43 21.1 25E 08:23 13:49 19:18
Mars 04 33 42.8 +24 40 30.0 117E 12:17 19:40 03:03
Jupiter 00 24 30.1 +01 22 25.4 52E 09:31 15:31 21:32
Saturn 21 53 59.0 -14 05 28.1 12E 07:38 12:51 17:59
Uranus 02 49 16.8 +15 54 41.4 91E 11:07 17:56 00:45
Neptune 23 37 26.8 -03 42 58.1 40E 08:45 14:33 20:14
Pluto 20 04 08.9 -22 43 29.3 16W 06:20 11:00 15:34

 

Selected Positions for February 2023
                Feb 01 2023                       Feb 16 2023                       Feb 28 2023
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Sun 20 55 56.5 -17 19 23.0 21 55 45.1 -12 36 29.1 23 40 57.6 -02 03 38.3
Opposition 08 55 56.5 +17 19 23.0 180E 09 55 45.1 +12 36 29.1 180E 11 40 57.6 +02 03 38.3 180E
Mercury 19 11 48.0 -21 42 45.8 25W 20 35 15.5 -20 00 51.4 21W 23 38 28.7 -04 05 21.3 2W
Venus 22 32 32.7 -10 47 43.6 24E 23 41 06.9 -03 18 51.9 28E 01 46 01.4 +11 01 17.8 34E
Mars 04 31 31.3 +24 37 20.2 118E 04 49 28.6 +25 01 14.6 107E 05 38 48.7 +25 35 21.6 90E
Jupiter 00 22 56.6 +01 11 55.6 54E 00 33 52.6 +02 24 56.4 42E 00 56 55.7 +04 54 21.0 20E
Saturn 21 52 56.6 -14 10 49.7 14E 21 59 56.1 -13 34 35.2 1E 22 12 46.2 -12 27 03.4 24W
Uranus 02 49 12.0 +15 54 16.5 93E 02 50 03.3 +15 58 28.2 78E 02 53 32.9 +16 14 28.1 51E
Neptune 23 37 11.7 -03 44 38.1 42E 23 38 58.9 -03 32 51.5 27E 23 42 46.4 -03 08 17.8 1E
Pluto 20 03 50.1 -22 44 08.6 13W 20 05 49.7 -22 39 59.5 28W 20 08 55.8 -22 34 29.3 55W