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07/02/2014 – Ephemeris – Bright planets to start off the 3rd quarter of 2014

July 2, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, July 2nd.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 29 minutes, setting at 9:31.   The moon, 3 days before first quarter, will set at 12:09 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:02.

It’s Wednesday and once again time to locate the bright planets for this week.   Jupiter sets less than an hour after the sun, for most folks finding it in twilight will be futile.  It will next be seen on September mornings.  Reddish Mars is in Virgo in the southwest as darkness falls.  It’s 93 million miles (150 million km) away now, and will set at 1:39 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 p.m.  It will set at 3:02 a.m.  Saturn’s in perfect position for viewing with a small or large telescope to see those fabulous rings and its large moon Titan.  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

Saturn, Mars and the moon at 11 p.m. on July 2, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Moon

Binocular view of the Moon at 11 p.m., July 2, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Mars

Telescopic view of Mars at high power at 11 p.m., July 2, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Saturn

Telescopic view of Saturn and some of its moons on July 2, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Morning Stars

Venus and the morning stars at 4:45 a.m., July 3, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Telescopic view of Venus on July 3, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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