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Remarks:
The simulation frames present the star sky of Athens for this night at half-hour steps. Small differences in object positions are to be expected when observing from other sites in Greece (up to one tenth of the map size for the most distant from Athens locations).
The border of the large circle defines the mathematical horizon (the sea level), i.e. there are not taken into account possible landscape irregularities. Its centre is the Zenith, the highest point on the sky exactly above us. The letters around indicate the four directions, North (N), East (E), South (S), and West (W).
Shown are objects visible to the naked eye. The circles representing stars and planets have sizes corresponding to their brightness. The constellations are drawn as well. When the Moon is above the horizon, its position is shown by an open circle.
 

The Bright Planets

  Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn
Rise 08:36 03:26 06:25 12:30 17:50
Set 21:57 17:55 20:47 00:05 03:33
Magnitude 0.1 -4.0 1.7 -1.9 0.2
Position Leo Taurus Cancer Virgo Ophiuchus
Remarks:
The times [hour:minutes] of objects rising & setting, of twilight start & end, and on the sky map are given in Local Time for Greece, i.e. Universal Time (UTC) plus two hours, normally, but UTC plus three hours when the Daylight Saving Time is applied.
 
 
Short Almanac for Athens

Remarks:
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
since 26/03/2017 03:00
till 29/10/2017 04:00

Today  
  Monday
24-07-2017

Twilight  
  Start End
Civil 05:52 21:11
Nautical 05:15 21:48
Astron. 04:34 22:28

Sun  
  Rise Set
06:22 20:41
Position
Cancer

Moon  


Rise Set
07:22 21:31
Phase Age
0.020 2
Position
Cancer

Today
Moon Phase at
0h 12h 24h
0.009 0.020 0.043

Moon Phases Cycle
0.0 New Moon
0.5 First Quarter
1.0 Full Moon
0.5 Last Quarter
0.0 New Moon
The Moon's Age
 The age of the Moon is
 counted in days since
 the time of New Moon
 (phase 0.0)