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08/20/2014 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets for this week?

August 20, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, August 20th.  The sun rises at 6:50.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 48 minutes, setting at 8:39.   The moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:17 tomorrow morning.

Wednesday is bright planet day on Ephemeris.  Reddish Mars is on the western edge of Libra the scales, skirting below Saturn in the southwest as darkness falls.  It will set at 11:23 p.m.  Saturn will be in the southwest, above and left of Mars as darkness falls.  It will set at 11:50 p.m.  Saturn’s is still great viewing with small or large telescopes to see those fabulous rings and its large moon Titan.  Mars will pass Saturn traveling eastward next Wednesday.  Brilliant Jupiter will rise in the east-northeast at 5:03 a.m. in morning twilight, followed by the brighter Venus, which will rise 17 minutes later.  Jupiter is increasing its distance from the sun, while Venus is retreating toward the Sun from our point of view

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

Addendum

Evening planets

Mars and Saturn with the stars of the zodiac from Virgo to Sagittarius at 10 p.m. August 20, 2014. Created with Stellarium.

Saturn

Saturn and moons through a telescope on August 20, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Morning planets

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon and winter stars at 6 a.m. August 21, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

The Moon

The crescent Moon as seen in binoculars at 6 a.m., August 21, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

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  1. Regina
    August 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Which planets are align for Sept 3 1968 4:00 pm brooklyn ny

    • August 20, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Regina:

      Which planets are align for Sept 3 1968 4:00 pm brooklyn ny

      If by align or aligned you meant conjunction there were no planetary conjunctions that day. However Venus and Mercury appeared close together that day. They were in conjunction in right ascension on September 1st, and in conjunction in ecliptic coordinates on August 30th. Source was a Cartes du Ciel simulation.

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