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

Wednesday
24-04-2024
Remarks:
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
since 31/03/2024 03:00
till 27/10/2024 04:00
Twilight
Twilight START END
CIVIL 06:09 20:38
NAUTICAL 05:36 21:11
ASTRONOMICAL 05:01 21:47
Sun
Sun
RISE
SET
POSITION
06:37
20:10
Aries
Moon
Moon
RISE
SET
PHASE
AGE
POSITION
20:54
06:38
0.995
FM
Virgo
Phase of Moon Today
Phase of Moon Today
0
0.999
12
0.995
24
0.987
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 05:55 18:33 2.1 Pisces
VENUS 06:16 19:12 -3.9 Pisces
MARS 05:05 16:51 1.1 Aquarius
JUPITER 07:35 21:35 -2.0 Aries
SATURN 04:45 16:05 1.2 Aquarius
MAGNITUDE POSITION
MERCURY 2.1 Pisces
VENUS -3.9 Pisces
MARS 1.1 Aquarius
JUPITER -2.0 Aries
SATURN 1.2 Aquarius
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.