Position-calculator for the Sun, Moon, Mercury through Neptune (VSOP87d-theory) by

Positions of the Sun, Moon through Neptune are calculated online according to the full VSOP87d-theory (not truncated) and are accurate to one arcsecond.
The full IAU1980-nutation-series, newest DeltaT-values and approximations, light time and FK4-FK5-differences are taken into account.
Years between 2000 B.C. and 6000 A.D. are allowed.
If you want to get sophisticated ephemerides and/or astronomical data about Minor Planets use JPL's free Horizon's webinterface.
Allowed time range is shorter than for the VSOP87d-routines here.
Dates between 1601 and 2198 A.D. (in some cases maybe even less time range) are computed by JPL.


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Positions of SUN are for Sunday, 20.8.2017 at 21h10m16s (UT)
Länge/Longitude: 11E34'0'', Breite/Latitude: 48N08'0''
Ort/Site: Default-site (Munich, Germany), Höhe über NN/height above sea level in m: 490

Julian Date: 2457986.38212963, Julian Ephemeris Date: 2457986.38303564, Delta-T: 78.27886 seconds
Nutation in Länge/nutation in longitude: -13.10151 seconds
Mittl. Ekliptikschiefe/Mean Obliquity of Ecliptic: 23°26'13'' , Wahre Ekliptikschiefe/True Obliquity of Ecliptic: 23°26'7'' seconds
Geoc. Long.Geoc. Lat.Geoc. Dist.Geoc. RAGeoc. Decl.Topoc. Long.Topoc. Lat.Azimuth
28 LE 01'33.7'' 0° S 0' 0.123''1.0117182940479310h0m47.5s12° N 9' 26.94''10h0m47.8s12° N 9' 21.39''325°58'2''
Geocentric coordinates are always apparent positions, corrected for light time and nutation.

AltitudeHelioc. Long.Helioc. Lat.Helioc. Dist.Angular Diam.Geoc. Light TimeMotion
23° S 28' 43.82''28 AQ 02'03.0'' 0° N 0' 0.068''1.011718294047930°31'40'' 0h8m24s
Heliocentric coordinates are always true geometric positions. Helioc. positions for the Sun are Earth's-positions!

SunriseSuntransit (south)Suntransit (north)SunsetCivil morning twilightCivil evening twilight
Nautical morning twilightNautical evening twilightAstronomical morning twilightAstronomical evening twilightDay lengthNight length
All times in UT, Distances are measured in astronomical units (1 AU = 149.6 Mio. km) except Moon, which is in km

Time of entry (ingress) into the next sign(s):
Saturday, 22.07.2017, 15h15m11.43s UT in LE
Tuesday, 22.08.2017, 22h20m02.75s UT in VI
Friday, 22.09.2017, 20h01m37.51s UT in LI
Monday, 23.10.2017, 05h26m30.63s UT in SC
Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 03h04m28.53s UT in SG
Thursday, 21.12.2017, 16h27m46.25s UT in CP
Saturday, 20.01.2018, 03h08m50.71s UT in AQ
Sunday, 18.02.2018, 17h17m49.84s UT in PI
Tuesday, 20.03.2018, 16h15m16.45s UT in AR
Friday, 20.04.2018, 03h12m21.82s UT in TA
Monday, 21.05.2018, 02h14m26.29s UT in GE
Thursday, 21.06.2018, 10h07m06.40s UT in CA
Sunday, 22.07.2018, 21h00m08.97s UT in LE


Eclipses for the year 2017
Day/Month/YearTime (UT)Solar/Lunar?Eclipse-TypeSarosDuration of penumbral
eclipse (sec)
Duration of
totality (sec)
Long./Lat. of totality
maximum (solar only)
Diameter of shadow
(solar only, km)
11/2/201700:44 Lunar Penumbral 114 /
26/2/201714:53SolarAnnular1404434.7S / 31.2W31
7/8/201718:20LunarPartial1196960 /
21/8/201718:25SolarTotal14516037.0N / 87.6W115

Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page

Good explanations about eclipse types can be found also at hermit eclipse

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