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Canis Major

The greater dog; in Greek mythology, a hunting dog belonging to Orion, depicted pursuing the hare Lepus.

Canis Minor

The lesser dog; in Greek mythology, a hunting dog belonging to Orion, depicted pursuing the hare Lepus.

Gemini

The mythical twins Castor and Pollux.

Lynx

The lynx; a faint constellation introduced by Johannes Hevelius in 1687.

Monoceros

The unicorn; a constellation introduced by Plancius in 1612.

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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Sun, Jan 17, 2021


Sunrise 07:26
Sunset 17:13
Twilight ends 18:47
begins 05:52

4-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

23%

4 days old


Rise Set
Mercury 08:27 18:33
Venus 06:27 15:52
Moon 10:28 21:49
Mars 11:39 01:22
Jupiter 07:59 17:55
Saturn 07:49 17:39

All times shown in EST.
The sky on 17 January 2021
Sunrise
07:26
Sunset
17:13
Twilight ends
18:47
Twilight begins
05:52

4-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

23%

4 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:27 13:30 18:33
Venus 06:27 11:09 15:52
Moon 10:28 16:09 21:49
Mars 11:39 18:30 01:22
Jupiter 07:59 12:57 17:55
Saturn 07:49 12:44 17:39
All times shown in EST.