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01/22/2014 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets this week?

January 22, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, January 22nd.  The sun will rise at 8:11.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 26 minutes, setting at 5:37.   The moon, 2 days before last quarter, will rise at 12:27 tomorrow morning.

Let’s take our weekly look at the planets.  Tiny Mercury is starting its week and a half appearance low in the west-southwest between sunset and 6:53, when it sets.  After that Jupiter takes over the evening sky.  It will be in the eastern sky as darkness falls tonight.  It’s cruising against the stars of Gemini now.  It will rise and pass due south at 11:30 p.m., and will set at 7:11 a.m. in the west-northwest.  Mars will rise at 12:11 a.m. in the east-southeast.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo now and above the bright star Spica and the Moon tomorrow morning.  Saturn will rise at 2:57 a.m. in the east-southeast.   It’s seen against Libra the scales this year.  Venus will rise at 6:35 tomorrow morning, so it may become visible around 7 or so very low in the east-southeast.

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

Addendum

Mercury

Mercury in the west-southwest at 6:15 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Also displayed is Mercury’s orbit, the loop, and the ecliptic, the plane of the Earth’s orbit. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter

Jupiter with the winter constellations at 9 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

The telescopic Jupiter at 9 p.m. and January 22, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars, Saturn, Moon

Mars, Saturn and the Moon with the spring constellations at 6:30 a.m. on January 23, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

 

Moon

The Moon and the star Spica at 6:30 a.m. on January 23, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Saturn

Saturn and its moons at 6:30, January 23, 2014. Of the moons, Titan will be the only one visible in small telescopes. Created using Stellarium.

Venus in the east-southeast at 7:45 a.m. on January 23, 2014.  Also displayed is Venus' orbit, the loop, and the ecliptic, the plane of Earth.  Created using Stellarium.

Venus in the east-southeast at 7:45 a.m. on January 23, 2014. Also displayed is Venus’ orbit, the loop, and the ecliptic, the plane of Earth. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopec Venus

Venus as seen in a telescope at 7:45 a.m. on January 23, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. January 23, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Thank you, thank you–you answered all my questions and even some I didn’t know I had!

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