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10/24/2014 -Ephemeris – Venus will pass superior conjunction with the Sun tomorrow

October 24, 2014

Ephemeris for Friday, October 24th.  The sun will rise at 8:09.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 6:43.   The moon, 1 day past new, will set at 7:20 this evening.

Tomorrow’s event will not be visible.  Venus will pass behind the Sun, though not directly behind it.  Venus can be viewed from the SOHO spacecraft go to http://spaceweather.com/, at the bottom click the link for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, Click on the Sun Now, then LASCO C2.  The event is called a superior conjunction, meaning the Venus is beyond the Sun.  It will be moving from west of the Sun to the east, from the morning side of the Sun to the evening side.  Venus has been in the morning sky since January 11th.  So it is a morning planet for about 9 months and moves to the evening sky for another 9 months.  In a month or so, Venus will appear low in the southwestern sky shortly after sunset.  It will be our super bright evening star next spring.

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

Addendum

LASCO C2

Venus approaching superior conjunction 10/20/2014 to 10/23/2014. Credit NASA – SOHO LASCO C2.

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