Planetary positions on August 09, 1954

An observer located in New York City on Monday August 09, 1954, would see:

Sun The sun rising at 05:59 am and setting at 08:01 pm. The moon, being 81% full, rising at 04:40 pm and setting at 01:48 am. The previous full moon was on Jul 16, 1954 while the next full moon would come on Aug 14, 1954.

The same observer would also see the other Solar System Planets as follows:

Mercury Mercury rising at 04:57 am and setting at 07:31 pm with a 87% of surface illuminated. Mercury would be orbiting the Sun at a distance of 0.31 astronomical units (AU) and would be found at a distance of 1.23 astronomical units (AU) from Earth. Given the planet elongation, the observer would see Mercury at an angle of -11° 28' 29.1" with the Sun. The brightness would be -1.32 this day, as measured by the planet magnitude.

You can also see the map of the stars on Monday August 09, 1954 based on your location and at a specific time.

Venus Venus would rise at 09:47 am and set at 09:47 pm. 60% of Venus would be illuminated by the Sun. Venus distance from the Sun would be 0.73 astronomical units (AU) and its distance from the Earth 0.88 astronomical units (AU). The angular distance in the sky between Venus and the Sun would be 44° 21' 56.0".
Mars Mars would look like 91% full, orbiting the Sun at a distance of 1.40 AU and be at 0.52 AU from Earth. The planet would be seen rising at 05:11 pm and setting at 01:41 am. The angular separation of the Sun and the planet, with Earth as the reference point, would be 129° 17' 31.4". The brightness of Mars, that is its magnitude, would be -1.69.
Jupiter Jupiterâ€™s distance from the Sun would be 5.18 AU and 6.03 AU from Planet Earth. Jupiter rising and setting times would be 03:31 am and 06:22 pm respectively. Jupiter would appear with a 99% illuminated fraction of its surface and a magnitude (brightness of the star) of -1.75. Its angular separation between the Sun would be -30° 14' 44.1".
Saturn Saturn would rise at 12:23 pm and set at 11:18 pm, appearing 99% full. The angular separation of Saturn from the Sun, as seen by the observer, would be 76° 38' 09.3", its magnitude 0.68. Saturn would orbit the Sun at a distance of 9.84 astronomical units (AU) and would be located at a distance of 10.02 astronomical units (AU) from Earth.
Uranus Uranus would appear 99 full, its brightness being 5.63. It would be seen rising at 04:06 am and setting at 06:51 pm. Uranus would be 18.67 AU far from the Sun and 19.60 AU far from Planet Earth (average distance). The observer, looking up into the sky, would see Uranus with a -22° 52' 16.6" angle of separation from the Sun.
Neptune Neptune rising at 11:34 am, and setting at 10:50 pm, its magnitude (the degree of brightness of a star) being 7.97. The difference between the celestial longitude of the Sun and that of Neptune would be 66° 40' 51.3". At 30.32 AU distance from the Sun and at 30.70 AU from Earth, 99 % of Neptune would be illuminated by the Sun.
Pluto Pluto would be seen as 99% full and would have an elongation of 11° 45' 24.3". It would orbit the Sun at an average distance of 35.16 astronomical units (AU) and be located at an average distance of 36.15 astronomical units (AU) from Earth. The observer would see Pluto rising at 06:16 am and setting at 09:08 pm, its magnitude (brightness of the star) being 14.52.

For the same New York observer looking up in the clear night sky around 10 pm of the same day, the solar system planets would be found in the following constellations and at the following coordinates:

Planet Constellation Right Ascension Declination
Mercury Cancer 8:36:05.49 19:44:04.2
Venus Virgo 12:07:56.52 -1:02:14.2
Mars Sagittarius 17:44:17.00 -28:07:23.9
Jupiter Gemini 7:15:49.86 22:20:14.6
Saturn Virgo 14:08:41.71 -10:30:39.1
Uranus Gemini 7:47:39.07 21:37:19.3
Neptune Virgo 13:29:58.29 -7:36:30.6
Pluto Leo 10:01:00.04 22:32:02.6

Maps of the planetary positions

NB: The dimensions and the orbits of the planets are not in scale. The zodiac signs in the geocentric view are set assuming that Aries coincides with the vernal equinox and that each of the zodiac signs occupy exactly one-twelfth of the sky.

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