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05/07/2014 – Ephemeris – Wednesday is bright planet day here on Ephemeris

May 7, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, May 7th.  The sun rises at 6:24.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 30 minutes, setting at 8:54.   The moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 3:09 tomorrow morning.

It’s Wednesday and once again time to locate the bright planets for this week.   Brilliant Jupiter will be in the western sky as darkness falls tonight.  It will set at 1:30 a.m.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo and outshines the bright bluish star Spica below left of it as darkness falls.  Mars is in the south-east as it gets dark.  It will pass due south at 11:18 p.m.  It’s 61.8 million miles away now, and moving away, and will set at 5:09 a.m.  Saturn will rise at 8:50 p.m.  It’s in the faint constellation of Libra the scales this year.  It will pass due south at 1:53 a.m.  Saturn will be opposite the sun in the sky this Saturday.  Brilliant Venus will rise in the east at 4:56 a.m. in twilight.

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

Addendum

Evening Planets

The evening planets: Jupiter, Mars and Saturn with the Moon at 10 p.m. on April 30, 2014. Created using Stellarium.  Click to enlarge.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter with three of its bright satellites at 10 p.m. May 7, 2014. Io will go behind the planet at 10:28. Europa is in Jupiter’s shadow and will reappear at 12:04 a.m. Created using Cartes du Ciel.

Note:  Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts) was used because it takes into consideration the light-time delay.  Stellarium does not and showed the occultation of Io already in progress.

The Moon

The Moon at 10 p.m. May 7, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Mars

Mars in a telescope at 10 p.m. May 7, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Saturn

Saturn with its largest moon Titan in a telescope at 10 p.m. May 7, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Venus low in the east at 5:30 a.m. May 8, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Venus

Venus in a telescope at 5:30 a.m. May 8, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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