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02/12/2014 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets this week?

February 12, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, February 12th.  The sun will rise at 7:47.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 19 minutes, setting at 6:06.   The Moon, 2 days before full, will set at 6:39 tomorrow morning.

Let’s take our weekly look at the planets.  Jupiter will be in the southeastern sky as darkness falls tonight.  It’s cruising against the stars of Gemini now.  It will pass due south at 9:58 p.m., and will set at 5:41 a.m. in the west-northwest.  The moon is seen where Cancer is tonight.  Mars will rise at 11:17 p.m. in the east-southeast.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo now and above and left of the bright star Spica, which it now outshines.  Mars will pass due south at 4:49 a.m.  Saturn will rise at 1:39 a.m. in the east-southeast.   It’s seen against the stars of Libra the scales this year.  Venus will rise at 5:21 tomorrow morning, and shines brightly in the southeast before sunrise.  It’s in Sagittarius, above the Teapot asterism.

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

Addendum

Jupiter and the Moon

Jupiter, the Moon and the bright stars of winter at 9 p.m. February 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter at 9 p.m. on February 12, 2014. IO is pretty much invisible in front of the planet. Created using Cartes du Ciel.

Moon

The Moon at 9 p.m. on February 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

 

Mars, Saturn, Venus

Mars, Saturn, and Venus at 6:30 a.m. February 13, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Mars.

Tiny Mars in a telescope at 6:30 a.m. on February 13, 2014. Don’t expect to see it’s satellites Phobos and Deimos. Created using Stellarium.

 

Saturn

Saturn and its moons at 6:30, February 13, 2014. Of the moons, Titan will be the only one visible in small telescopes. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Venus through a telescope. The planet is getting smaller and its crescent is getting fatter as it moves away from the Earth. This image is for 6:30 a.m. February 13, 2014.Created using Stellarium.

 

 

 

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