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03/12/2014 – Ephemeris – It’s Wednesday, do you know there the bright planets are?

March 12, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, March 12th.  The sun will rise at 8:00.  It’ll be up for 11 hours and 44 minutes, setting at 7:44.   The moon, 4 days before full, will set at 6:11 tomorrow morning.

Wednesday is where are the bright planets day on Ephemeris.   Jupiter will be in the southeastern sky as darkness falls tonight.  It’s cruising against the stars of Gemini now, and starting to move east after spending a couple of months backtracking to the west.  It will pass due south at 9:05 p.m., and will set at 4:49 a.m. in the west-northwest.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo now and above and left of the bright star Spica, which it now outshines.  Mars will rise at 10:30 p.m.  It will pass due south at 4:02 a.m.  Saturn will rise at 12:50 a.m. in the east-southeast.   It’s seen against the stars of Libra the scales this year.  Venus will rise at 5:53 tomorrow morning and shines brightly in the southeast before sunrise.

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

Addendum

Jupiter & Moon

Jupiter, the Moon and the winter stars at 10 p.m. on March 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter

Jupiter and moons at 10 p.m. on March 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Moon

The Moon at 10 p.m. on March 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars

Mars rising at 11 p.m. on March 12, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars, Saturn, Venus

Mars, Saturn, and Venus with the constellations of summer at 6:30 a.m. on March 13, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus, Mars, Saturn

Venus, Mars and Saturn at the same magnification as seen in a telescope on March 13, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

 

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