NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

The Night Sky Map for today

The Night Sky

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MOON &
PLANETS
MOON
MERCURY
VENUS
MARS
JUPITER
SATURN
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.

Short Almanac for Athens

Thursday
05-08-2021
Remarks:
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
since 28/03/2021 03:00
till 31/10/2021 04:00
Twilight
Twilight START END
CIVIL 06:03 20:59
NAUTICAL 05:28 21:34
ASTRONOMICAL 04:50 22:11
Sun
Sun
RISE
SET
POSITION
06:32
20:30
Cancer
Moon
Moon
RISE
SET
PHASE
AGE
POSITION
03:10
18:36
0.092
26
Gemini
Phase of Moon Today
Phase of Moon Today
0
0.114
12
0.092
24
0.059
Moon Phases Cycle
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)

The Bright Planets

RISE SET MAGNITUDE POSITION
MERCURY 06:49 20:50 -1.7 Cancer
VENUS 09:21 22:05 -3.9 Leo
MARS 08:16 21:31 1.8 Leo
JUPITER 21:12 07:58 -2.8 Aquarius
SATURN 20:15 06:23 0.2 Capricornus
MAGNITUDE POSITION
MERCURY -1.7 Cancer
VENUS -3.9 Leo
MARS 1.8 Leo
JUPITER -2.8 Aquarius
SATURN 0.2 Capricornus
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.