On this page, explore full-size daily ephemerides for 2011.
For each month of the year 2011, the ephemeris shows the tropical longitude of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and North Node of the Moon; sign ingresses (planets or bodies changing sign); planetary stations; lunar ingresses; Void Moon; lunar phases; and eclipses.
Note: Time is Midnight Eastern Time.
*The ephemerides above were produced using the excellent Io Edition software.
The tables in the above ephemeris explained:
The ephemerides above display each planet or point by degree and sign (longitude) at Midnight in the Eastern time zone at a daily rate.
Retrograde planets are marked with a red Rx symbol. The D symbol will appear when that same planet turns direct, but won’t appear otherwise–a planet is assumed to be direct unless it’s marked with an Rx symbol.
The lower left table shows sign changes and retrograde/direct activity. First, sign changes are displayed in the table under the ephemeris under the title “Ingresses.” Second, the “Stations” section shows planets and precise dates and times when they change direction, either retrograde (marked with an Rx) or direct (marked with a D). These appear only if there is a directional change.
The lower middle table shows the lunar sign ingresses (or Moon sign changes). Note that these are separate from planetary ingresses due to the frequency that the Moon changes signs (approximately every 2.5 days!). The void Moon times are also displayed.
In the lower right table of the ephemeris under the title, “Lunar Phases & Eclipses,” lists the lunar phases (New, First Quarter, Full, and Last Quarter) dates, times, and zodiacal positions. If there is a Solar or Lunar eclipse in that particular month, you’ll find its date and positions in this table, below the lunar phases. Otherwise, you can assume there isn’t an eclipse that month (eclipses occur in sets approximately every 5-6 months).
An ephemeris helps us see planetary positions by sign and degree as they advance day to day (or month to month if it’s in a monthly format). Tables such as these are invaluable for understanding planetary trends and cycles, even though we no longer rely on them to create charts.