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06/25/2014 – Ephemeris – Wednesday is bright planet day here on Ephemeris

June 25, 2014 Comments off

Ephemeris for Wednesday, June 25th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 9:31.   The moon, 2 days before new, will rise at 5:41 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 5:58.

It’s Wednesday and once again time to locate the bright planets for this week.   Brilliant Jupiter will be in the west-northwestern sky in Gemini as darkness falls tonight.  It’s getting lower each night and will set at 10:51 p.m.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo in the southwest as darkness falls.  It’s 88 million miles (142 million km) away now, and will set at 2:01 a.m.  Saturn will be low in the south as darkness falls.  It’s in the faint constellation of Libra the scales this year.  It will pass due south at 10:28 p.m.  It will set at 3:30 a.m.  Saturn’s in perfect position for viewing with a small or large telescope to see those fabulous rings.  Brilliant Venus will rise in the east at 4:07 a.m. in morning twilight.

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

Addendum

Evening Planets

The Evening Planets and constellations at 10:30 p.m. June 25, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars

Mars through a powerful telescope at 10:30 p.m. June 25, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Saturn

Saturn with its moons on June 25, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus rising

Venus and a glimpse of the Pleiades at 4:45 a.m. on June 26, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Telescopic Venus on June 26, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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