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10/22/2014 – Ephemeris – The bright planets this week plus a preview of Thursday’s partial solar eclipse

October 22, 2014

Ephemeris for Wednesday, October 22nd.  The sun will rise at 8:06.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 39 minutes, setting at 6:46.   The moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 7:46 tomorrow morning.

Tonight Saturn will be low in the west-southwest before it sets at 7:56 p.m.  Mars will be low in the southwest at 9 p.m. and will set at 9:40 p.m.  The sky will stay devoid of bright planets until Jupiter rises at 1:56 a.m. tomorrow morning.  Jupiter is visible this morning in twilight in the south-southeast along with the brighter stars of winter visible, a preview of colder evenings to come.  Tomorrow evening, weather permitting, we will get to see part of a partial solar eclipse.  The exact times depend on your location, though shouldn’t deviate from these by a few minutes for the Interlochen Public Radio listening area (northwestern lower Michigan).  The eclipse will start around 5:32 p.m. and will continue till sunset around 6:44 p.m.  Use proper eye protection or use pinhole projection.

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

Addendum

Evening Planets

Saturn and Mars at 7:30 p.m. on October 22, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and the morning stars

Jupiter and the morning constellations at 6:30 a.m., October 23, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter through a telescope at 6:30 a.m. October 23, 2014. The unnamed moon is Io. Created using Stellarium.

Solar Eclipse coverage

Coverage of the partial solar eclipse of October 23, 2014. Credit: NASA.  Click image for more information.

Setting partially eclipsed sun

The setting partially eclipsed sun from Traverse City. Created using Stellarium.

Pinhole projection

Partially eclipsed sun using a series of pinholes projected on a reasonably white surface.

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