SkyWatch: May 2024

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 (Thu, 2024 May 23 00:53 UT)
RA 03 59 45.1
Dec +20 33 52.5
X 0.474298
Y 0.820689
Z 0.355753
R 1.012447

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
2024 May 22   02:4703:3004:0804:3919:1219:4320:2121:04
2024 May 23   02:4603:2904:0704:3819:1319:4420:2221:05
2024 May 24   02:4503:2804:0704:3819:1319:4420:2321:06

 


Moon Information


Currently (Thu, 2024 May 23 00:53 UT)
RA          15 31 44.7
Dec -22 34 16.6
Phase 0.996  (+ = waxing; - = waning)
Parallax 0.931 degrees
Diameter 30.45 arcminutes
Elong (RA) 173E

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

UT DateRiseTransitSet
2024 May 2217:4122:4803:42
2024 May 2318:4723:3704:15
2024 May 2419:5500:3004:56

Phases for 2024

New First Full Last
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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
Feb 09 2024 23:00 Feb 16 2024 15:01 Feb 24 2024 12:31 Mar 03 2024 15:24
Mar 10 2024 09:01 Mar 17 2024 04:11 Mar 25 2024 07:01 Apr 02 2024 03:15
Apr 08 2024 18:21 Apr 15 2024 19:14 Apr 23 2024 23:50 May 01 2024 11:28
May 08 2024 03:23 May 15 2024 11:49 May 23 2024 13:54 May 30 2024 17:13
Jun 06 2024 12:38 Jun 14 2024 05:19 Jun 22 2024 01:09 Jun 28 2024 21:54
Jul 05 2024 22:58 Jul 13 2024 22:49 Jul 21 2024 10:18 Jul 28 2024 02:52
Aug 04 2024 11:14 Aug 12 2024 15:19 Aug 19 2024 18:27 Aug 26 2024 09:27
Sep 03 2024 01:57 Sep 11 2024 06:06 Sep 18 2024 02:35 Sep 24 2024 18:51
Oct 02 2024 18:50 Oct 10 2024 18:56 Oct 17 2024 11:27 Oct 24 2024 08:04
Nov 01 2024 12:48 Nov 09 2024 05:56 Nov 15 2024 21:30 Nov 23 2024 01:29
Dec 01 2024 06:22 Dec 08 2024 15:28 Dec 15 2024 09:03 Dec 22 2024 22:19
Dec 30 2024 22:28 Jan 06 2025 23:57 Jan 13 2025 22:27 Jan 21 2025 20:31
Jan 29 2025 12:36 Feb 05 2025 08:03 Feb 12 2025 13:54 Feb 20 2025 17:33

Planet Information


Currently (Thu, 2024 May 23 00:53 UT)
Local Rise/Transit/Set times are given at the end of each line
Sun         03 59 45.1   +20 33 52.5       
Opposition 15 59 45.1 -20 33 52.5 180E 19:08 23:54 04:39
Mercury 02 33 03.6 +12 14 04.1 22W 03:50 10:27 17:05
Venus 03 46 03.6 +19 18 55.1 3W 04:37 11:40 18:43
Mars 01 03 39.6 +05 27 51.0 45W 02:44 08:58 15:13
Jupiter 03 47 39.8 +19 13 02.9 3W 04:41 11:42 18:44
Saturn 23 18 28.2 -06 26 52.4 74W 01:24 07:03 12:35
Uranus 03 24 01.7 +18 20 53.0 9W 04:21 11:19 18:17
Neptune 23 58 54.2 -01 28 42.1 63W 01:48 07:43 13:31
Pluto 20 18 37.0 -22 47 53.3 120W 23:23 04:03 08:35

 

Selected Positions for May 2024
                May 01 2024                       May 16 2024                       May 31 2024
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Sun 02 33 26.0 +15 03 23.0 03 31 48.2 +19 05 03.1 05 38 17.3 +23 20 32.0
Opposition 14 33 26.0 -15 03 23.0 180E 15 31 48.2 -19 05 03.1 180E 17 38 17.3 -23 20 32.0 180E
Mercury 01 05 41.4 +04 27 03.7 24W 01 56 12.3 +08 32 16.4 25W 05 45 18.0 +24 31 43.2 2E
Venus 01 59 17.5 +10 51 31.9 9W 03 11 10.2 +16 58 31.5 5W 05 51 46.2 +23 48 37.3 3E
Mars 00 01 47.8 -01 11 02.3 41W 00 44 01.3 +03 23 08.5 44W 02 11 12.4 +12 04 18.9 50W
Jupiter 03 26 26.4 +17 59 03.7 13E 03 40 51.7 +18 50 32.9 2E 04 10 52.7 +20 21 15.4 20W
Saturn 23 12 19.1 -07 00 44.5 54W 23 16 45.7 -06 36 00.6 68W 23 22 19.1 -06 08 44.8 96W
Uranus 03 18 51.1 +18 01 20.1 11E 03 22 22.7 +18 14 44.0 2W 03 29 26.6 +18 40 34.7 30W
Neptune 23 56 48.7 -01 41 21.0 42W 23 58 19.1 -01 32 10.9 56W 00 00 15.3 -01 21 10.5 85W
Pluto 20 18 57.8 -22 42 55.3 99W 20 18 49.6 -22 46 00.4 114W 20 17 16.1 -22 56 01.5 144W