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November’s What’s Up

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Astronomical Times for Guildford (51.242, -0.590)
Starting 19 Sep 2020, for the next 5 days
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
TwilightTwilight
19 Sep 202005:1306:4319:0720:3708:0719:24day 2 of Moon
20 Sep 202005:1506:4519:0520:3509:3319:47
21 Sep 202005:1606:4619:0320:3311:0020:14
22 Sep 202005:1806:4819:0020:3012:2320:48day 5 of Moon
23 Sep 202005:2006:5018:5820:2813:3921:30

Planetary Data for today
MercuryVenusMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptunePluto
Rises08:0401:4919:1915:2715:5219:2217:5415:49
Meridian13:1809:1301:5619:2119:5402:3923:2619:43
Sets18:3216:3708:2823:1423:5709:5205:0323:37
ConstellationVirgoCancerPiscesSagittariusSagittariusAriesAquariusSagittarius

Visible ISS Passes
ISS image. Credit: NASA
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
(mag)TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.
19 Sep-2.118:51:4910°S18:54:1218°SE18:56:0912°ESE
19 Sep-2.320:27:1310°WSW20:29:0830°SW20:29:0830°SW
20 Sep-3.519:39:5810°SW19:43:1348°SSE19:43:5241°ESE
20 Sep-0.621:16:3510°W21:16:5112°W21:16:5112°W
21 Sep-3.018:52:4710°SW18:55:5435°SSE18:58:2913°E
21 Sep-2.620:29:0910°W20:31:2740°W20:31:2740°W
22 Sep-3.919:41:4510°WSW19:45:0878°SSE19:45:5848°E
22 Sep-0.621:18:3610°W21:18:5612°W21:18:5612°W
23 Sep-3.718:54:2310°WSW18:57:4363°SSE19:00:2415°E
23 Sep-2.420:31:1010°W20:33:2138°W20:33:2138°W

Visible Iridium Flares
DateTimeMagnitudeAltitudeAzimuthSatellite
No visible Iridium Flares during this time period

 

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