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04/09/2014 – Ephemeris – Where are Mars and the other planets this week?

April 9, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, April 9th.  The sun will rise at 7:08.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 11 minutes, setting at 8:19.   The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 4:40 tomorrow morning.

Wednesday is Bright Planets Day here on Ephemeris.   Jupiter will be in the southwestern sky as darkness falls tonight.  It’s cruising against the stars of Gemini now.  It will set at 3:06 a.m. in the west-northwest.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo now above and a bit left of the bright star Spica in the late evening, which it now outshines.  Mars is up at sunset in the east.  It will pass due south at 1:40 a.m.  It’s 57.7 million miles away now, almost as close as it will get this year.  It will set at 7:23 a.m.  Saturn will rise at 10:54 p.m. in the east-southeast and pass due south at 3:51 a.m..   It’s seen against the stars of Libra the scales this year.  Venus will rise at 5:30 tomorrow morning and be seen low in the southeast.

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

Addendum

Jupiter and Moon

Jupiter, the Moon and the winter constellations at 10 p.m. on April 9, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter magnified

Jupiter and moons through a small telescope at 10 p.m. on April 9, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Moon

The gibbous Moon through a small telescope at 10 p.m. on April 9, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars rising

Mars rising at 10 p.m. on April 9, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars through a telescope

Mars through a telescope at 11 p.m. on April 9, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars and Saturn

Mars and Saturn with some spring and summer constellations at 6 a.m. on April 10, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

 

Saturn magnified

Saturn through a telescope at 6 a.m. on April 10, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus rising

Venus in twilight at 6:30 a.m. on April 10, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus magnified

Venus through a telescope at 6:30 a.m. on April 10, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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  1. Michael Zwack
    April 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Great work! Thank you for capturing this. I missed my chance to see it.

    • April 11, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Missed it? It didn’t happen yet.

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