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| Astronomy Essentials on Apr 11, 2013

Looking for a sky almanac? EarthSky recommends …

This article gives some suggestions that can help you find out the rising and setting times for the sun, moon and planets in your sky.

Many people want to know the rising and setting times for the sun, moon and planets in their sky. While it is not possible for us to answer every single inquiry individually, we can direct you to to some wonderful almanacs that provide this information. The rising and setting times presume a level horizon.

Custom Sunrise Sunset Calendar

This site provides a printable monthly calendar that gives you the sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times, and the phases of the moon. Optional features include times for civil, nautical and astronomical twilight, and the definitions for these different shades of twilight.

Old Farmer’s Almanac

Calculate rise and set times for the sun, moon and planets (including the dwarf planet Pluto!) for any location in the U.S. and Canada.

US Naval Observatory

Gives rise/transit/set times for the sun, moon, planets and the brighter stars anyplace worldwide. Also provides sunrise/sunset azimuths, and transit altitudes.

Timeanddate.com sunrise/sunset calculator

Obtain the sunrise/sunset times for cities all around the world.

Heavens Above

Information on when the International Space Station and other satellites are visible in your sky.

Photo credit: Lewis Brown

Photo credit: EarthSky Facebook friend Lewis Brown. Thank you Lewis!