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

June 25, 2014

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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