Position-calculator for the Sun, Moon, Mercury through Neptune (VSOP87d-theory) by Robert von Heeren

Positions of the Sun, Moon through Neptune are calculated online according to the full VSOP87d-theory (not truncated) and are accurate to one arcsecond.
The full IAU1980-nutation-series, newest DeltaT-values and approximations, light time and FK4-FK5-differences are taken into account.
Years between 2000 B.C. and 6000 A.D. are allowed.
If you want to get sophisticated ephemerides and/or astronomical data about Minor Planets use JPL's free Horizon's webinterface.
Allowed time range is shorter than for the VSOP87d-routines here.
Dates between 1601 and 2198 A.D. (in some cases maybe even less time range) are computed by JPL.

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Positions of SUN are for Saturday, 23.10.2021 at 14h42m20s (UT)
Länge/Longitude: 11E34'0'', Breite/Latitude: 48N08'0''
Ort/Site: Default-site (Munich, Germany), Höhe über NN/height above sea level in m: 490

Julian Date: 2459511.11273148, Julian Ephemeris Date: 2459511.11370875, Delta-T: 84.43611 seconds
Nutation in Länge/nutation in longitude: -13.10614 seconds
Mittl. Ekliptikschiefe/Mean Obliquity of Ecliptic: 23°26'11'' , Wahre Ekliptikschiefe/True Obliquity of Ecliptic: 23°26'17'' seconds
Geoc. Long.Geoc. Lat.Geoc. Dist.Geoc. RAGeoc. Decl.Topoc. Long.Topoc. Lat.Azimuth
00 SC 24'31.6'' 0° S 0' 0.271''0.99482096773054113h53m12.3s11° S 36' 52.98''13h53m12.5s11° S 37' 0.494''236°20'4''
Geocentric coordinates are always apparent positions, corrected for light time and nutation.

AltitudeHelioc. Long.Helioc. Lat.Helioc. Dist.Angular Diam.Geoc. Light TimeMotion
12° N 24' 23.92''00 TA 25'09.0'' 0° N 0' 0.256''0.9948209677305410°32'12'' 0h8m16s
Heliocentric coordinates are always true geometric positions. Helioc. positions for the Sun are Earth's-positions!

SunriseSuntransit (south)Suntransit (north)SunsetCivil morning twilightCivil evening twilight
Nautical morning twilightNautical evening twilightAstronomical morning twilightAstronomical evening twilightDay lengthNight length
All times in UT, Distances are measured in astronomical units (1 AU = 149.6 Mio. km) except Moon, which is in km

Time of entry (ingress) into the next sign(s):
Saturday, 23.10.2021, 04h50m53.57s UT in SC
Monday, 22.11.2021, 02h33m27.25s UT in SG
Tuesday, 21.12.2021, 15h59m01.72s UT in CP
Thursday, 20.01.2022, 02h38m50.26s UT in AQ
Friday, 18.02.2022, 16h42m44.30s UT in PI
Sunday, 20.03.2022, 15h33m08.04s UT in AR
Wednesday, 20.04.2022, 02h23m59.89s UT in TA
Saturday, 21.05.2022, 01h22m17.74s UT in GE
Tuesday, 21.06.2022, 09h13m33.66s UT in CA
Friday, 22.07.2022, 20h06m41.93s UT in LE
Tuesday, 23.08.2022, 03h15m52.37s UT in VI
Friday, 23.09.2022, 01h03m24.16s UT in LI
Sunday, 23.10.2022, 10h35m23.77s UT in SC


Eclipses for the year 2021
Day/Month/YearTime (UT)Solar/Lunar?Eclipse-TypeSarosDuration of penumbral
eclipse (sec)
Duration of
totality (sec)
Long./Lat. of totality
maximum (solar only)
Diameter of shadow
(solar only, km)
26/5/202111:18 Lunar Total 121 11280 1080 /
10/6/202110:42SolarAnnular14723180.8N / 66.8W527
19/11/202109:03LunarPartial12612600 /
4/12/202107:33SolarTotal15211476.8S / 46.2W419

Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page

Good explanations about eclipse types can be found also at hermit eclipse

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