The Moon

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From Cambridge , the Moon is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 15° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:51 (EST) – 2 hours and 18 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 15° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:49.

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Name The Moon
Object Type Moon
Current Position
Absolute mag (H):0.30 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:17h47m [1]
Declination:-22°23' [1]
Distance:0.00 AU
0.02 lightmin [1]
Current Phase

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26 Dec 2019  –  New Moon
26 Dec 2019  –  Annular solar eclipse
26 Dec 2019  –  The Moon at perihelion
01 Jan 2020  –  The Moon at apogee
02 Jan 2020  –  Moon at First Quarter
10 Jan 2020  –  Penumbral lunar eclipse
10 Jan 2020  –  Full Moon
10 Jan 2020  –  The Moon at aphelion




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