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