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07/25/2012 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets this week?

July 25, 2012

Ephemeris for Wednesday, July 25th.  The sun rises at 6:21.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 53 minutes, setting at 9:15.   The moon, 1 day before first quarter, will set at 12:17 tomorrow morning.

Let’s see what’s happening with the bright planets for this week.  Mars, with its unmistakable bright reddish color, is in the west southwest in the evening in the constellation of Virgo the virgin.  Mars will be setting in the west at 11:55 p.m. It is approaching Saturn and Spica just to its left.  Saturn will be in the west southwest above the bright star Spica now.  It will set at 12:32 a.m.  The moon passed the group last night as is just east of them now.  Jupiter will rise at 2:22 a.m. in the east northeast.  Venus, is now seen below Jupiter after it rises at 3:20 a.m.  Tomorrow morning, the bright star Aldebaran will appear below and right of Jupiter.  Venus is falling off to the lower left of Jupiter as Jupiter moves away from the sun.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.

Addendum

Mars, Saturn and the moon at 10:30 p.m. 07/25/2012. Created using Stellarium.

Mars, Saturn and the moon at 10:30 p.m. 07/25/2012. Created using Stellarium.

 

Jupiter and Venus with bright morning stars including those of Orion at 5:30 a.m. on 7/26/2012.  Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and Venus with bright morning stars including those of Orion at 5:30 a.m. on 7/26/2012. Created using Stellarium.

 

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  1. Patrick McKenna
    July 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Did anything occur between Venus and Bellatrix this morning just before 5am CDT. I saw a bright dot appear and then slowly fade away. The event lasted maybe 5 seconds.

    • July 25, 2012 at 7:35 am

      It sounds like an Iridium flare. The flat sides of Iridium satellites can reflect sunlight and brghten for a few seconds. Check out heavens-above.com web site for predictions for your location.

      • Patrick McKenna
        July 25, 2012 at 8:07 am

        Thanks. It looks like it may have been one of them. However, I am a little confused by their direction because I was looking east; I am in Oklahoma City, when I saw the flare. From their map I would have been looking west. But everything else looks about right. Thanks again.

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