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05/14/2014 – Ephemeris – All 5 bright planets are visible this week

May 14, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, May 14th.  Today the sun will be up for 14 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 9:02.   The moon, at full today, will rise at 9:05 this evening.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:14.

It’s Wednesday and once again time to locate the bright planets for this week.   Mercury is beginning to show up in the west shortly after sunset,  It will be at its farthest from the Sun on the 25th.  It will set at 10:51.  Brilliant Jupiter will be in the western sky as darkness falls tonight.  It will set at 1:07 a.m.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo in the southeast as darkness falls.  It will pass due south at 10:47 p.m.  It’s 64.6 million miles away now, and moving away, and will set at 4:38 a.m.  Saturn will be low in the southeast as darkness falls.  It’s in the faint constellation of Libra the scales this year.  It will pass due south at 1:23 a.m.  Brilliant Venus will rise in the east at 4:46 a.m. in twilight.

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

Addendum

Mercury

Mercury low in the west at 9:30 p.m. May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Evening Planets

All the evening planets from Mercury to Saturn plus the moon at 10:30 p.m. May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Mercury

Mercury through a telescope on May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter and its moons at 10:30 p.m. May 14, 2014. Europa is being occulted by Jupiter. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

Europa will disappear behind the moon at 9:48 p.m, and will reappear after Jupiter sets for northern Michigan.  Places west of here will see Europa reappear before Jupiter sets.

Telescopic Mars

Mars through a telescope at 10:30 p.m. on May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Saturn

Saturn through a telescope. on May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The Moon as it would appear through binoculars at 10:30 p.m. May 14, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Venus in the east at 5:30 a.m. on May 15, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Venus

Venus through a telescope on May 15, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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