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March 29, 2012

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31 Days
Moon
Illum.
percent
Mercury
Elong.
degs
Mercury
Dist.
AU
Venus
Elong.
degs
Venus
Dist.
AU
Mars
Elong.
degs
Mars
Dist.
AU
Jupiter
Elong.
degs
Jupiter
Dist.
AU
Saturn
Elong.
degs
Saturn
Dist.
AU
Uranus
Elong.
degs
Uranus
Dist.
AU
Neptune
Elong.
degs
Neptune
Dist.
AU
Thurs  29 32.6% 12.88 0.6093 46.03 0.6957 146.36 0.7310 33.93 5.7880 160.92 8.7831 3.15 21.0842 37.39 30.8363
Fri  30 42.0% 14.41 0.6152 46.01 0.6879 145.18 0.7357 33.16 5.7971 161.98 8.7779 4.06 21.0833 38.34 30.8260
Sat  31 51.8% 15.86 0.6221 45.99 0.6801 144.01 0.7406 32.39 5.8060 163.03 8.7729 4.98 21.0823 39.30 30.8154
Sun  1 61.9% 17.22 0.6300 45.96 0.6723 142.86 0.7456 31.63 5.8147 164.08 8.7682 5.90 21.0809 40.25 30.8047
Mon  2 71.8% 18.49 0.6389 45.92 0.6645 141.72 0.7507 30.86 5.8233 165.13 8.7639 6.82 21.0793 41.21 30.7937
Tues  3 81.1% 19.66 0.6485 45.87 0.6567 140.59 0.7560 30.10 5.8317 166.18 8.7598 7.75 21.0774 42.16 30.7825
Wed  4 89.1% 20.74 0.6588 45.81 0.6489 139.48 0.7614 29.33 5.8399 167.22 8.7560 8.67 21.0752 43.12 30.7712
Thurs  5 95.2% 21.73 0.6698 45.75 0.6411 138.38 0.7670 28.57 5.8479 168.27 8.7525 9.60 21.0728 44.07 30.7596
Fri  6 99.0% 22.62 0.6813 45.67 0.6334 137.29 0.7726 27.81 5.8557 169.31 8.7494 10.52 21.0701 45.03 30.7478
Sat  7 99.9% 23.43 0.6933 45.59 0.6256 136.21 0.7784 27.05 5.8634 170.35 8.7465 11.45 21.0671 45.98 30.7357
Sun  8 97.8% 24.16 0.7058 45.49 0.6178 135.15 0.7843 26.30 5.8709 171.38 8.7439 12.37 21.0638 46.94 30.7235
Mon  9 92.9% 24.80 0.7186 45.39 0.6100 134.11 0.7903 25.54 5.8781 172.40 8.7417 13.30 21.0603 47.89 30.7111
Tues  10 85.5% 25.37 0.7319 45.27 0.6022 133.07 0.7965 24.78 5.8852 173.41 8.7397 14.22 21.0565 48.85 30.6986
Wed  11 76.2% 25.86 0.7454 45.15 0.5945 132.05 0.8027 24.03 5.8922 174.41 8.7380 15.15 21.0524 49.80 30.6858
Thurs  12 65.8% 26.28 0.7592 45.01 0.5867 131.04 0.8090 23.28 5.8989 175.38 8.7367 16.07 21.0481 50.75 30.6728
Fri  13 54.9% 26.63 0.7732 44.85 0.5790 130.05 0.8155 22.53 5.9054 176.30 8.7356 17.00 21.0435 51.71 30.6597
Sat  14 44.1% 26.92 0.7874 44.69 0.5712 129.06 0.8220 21.78 5.9118 177.13 8.7349 17.92 21.0386 52.66 30.6464
Sun  15 33.9% 27.14 0.8018 44.51 0.5635 128.09 0.8286 21.03 5.9179 177.75 8.7345 18.85 21.0335 53.61 30.6329
Mon  16 24.6% 27.31 0.8163 44.32 0.5559 127.14 0.8353 20.28 5.9239 177.98 8.7343 19.77 21.0281 54.57 30.6192
Tues  17 16.6% 27.43 0.8310 44.12 0.5482 126.19 0.8421 19.53 5.9296 177.68 8.7345 20.69 21.0225 55.52 30.6054
Wed  18 9.9% 27.49 0.8458 43.90 0.5405 125.26 0.8489 18.79 5.9352 177.03 8.7350 21.62 21.0166 56.47 30.5914
Thurs  19 4.9% 27.50 0.8608 43.66 0.5329 124.34 0.8559 18.04 5.9406 176.19 8.7358 22.54 21.0105 57.43 30.5773
Fri  20 1.6% 27.46 0.8758 43.41 0.5253 123.43 0.8629 17.30 5.9458 175.26 8.7369 23.46 21.0041 58.38 30.5630
Sat  21 0.0% 27.37 0.8908 43.14 0.5178 122.53 0.8699 16.55 5.9508 174.29 8.7383 24.38 20.9974 59.33 30.5486
Sun  22 0.4% 27.24 0.9060 42.85 0.5102 121.65 0.8771 15.81 5.9556 173.30 8.7400 25.31 20.9905 60.28 30.5340
Mon  23 2.5% 27.07 0.9212 42.55 0.5027 120.78 0.8843 15.07 5.9602 172.29 8.7420 26.23 20.9834 61.24 30.5192
Tues  24 6.3% 26.85 0.9364 42.23 0.4953 119.91 0.8916 14.33 5.9646 171.27 8.7443 27.15 20.9760 62.19 30.5044
Wed  25 11.7% 26.60 0.9517 41.88 0.4879 119.06 0.8989 13.59 5.9689 170.25 8.7469 28.07 20.9683 63.14 30.4894
Thurs  26 18.5% 26.30 0.9670 41.52 0.4805 118.22 0.9062 12.85 5.9729 169.22 8.7498 28.99 20.9605 64.09 30.4743
Fri  27 26.6% 25.97 0.9823 41.14 0.4732 117.39 0.9137 12.12 5.9767 168.19 8.7530 29.91 20.9524 65.05 30.4590
Sat  28 35.7% 25.60 0.9976 40.73 0.4660 116.57 0.9211 11.38 5.9803 167.16 8.7565 30.83 20.9440 66.00 30.4436

Elong. is a planet's elongation: the angle between the Sun and the planet. It measures the visual distance of a planet from the Sun, as seen from Earth, with values from 0 to 180° degrees. A planet with an elongation close to 180° is visible on the meridian at midnight local time.
Dist. is a planet's distance from the Earth in astronomical units (mean distance between Earth and Sun). Planets appear larger through a telescope when they are closer to the Earth for better viewing opportunities.
Graphic: the above image shows the Sun and planets on the ecliptic, with the exception of the Earth, the observer's location. Planets to the left of the Sun in the above graphic are visible after sunset, and planets shown to the right of the Sun are best visible before sunrise. Planets are not visible when they are too close to the Sun (elongation < 15°) except during total solar eclipses.