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06/10/2015 – Ephemeris – Three bright planets in the evening

June 10, 2015

Ephemeris for Wednesday, June 10th.  Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 30 minutes, setting at 9:27.   The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 2:52 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the Sun will rise at 5:56.

Lets take a look at the bright planets for this week.  Our brilliant evening star Venus is in the west by 9:45 p.m. It will set at 12:31 a.m.  Venus reached its greatest eastern elongation or separation from the Sun last Saturday it is now setting earlier.  Venus’ slide down to the Sun will be much faster than its climb to greatest elongation.  It will take a bit more than 2 months.  Jupiter will appear western sky to the left of and slightly above Venus at about 10 p.m.  It will set at 12:59 a.m.  It seems to approach Venus.  Now it appears about 13 degrees away.  That’s somewhat more than the width of your fist held at arm’s length.  They will cross paths on the 30th.  Saturn is in the southeast as evening twilight fades.

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

Addendum

Evening planets

Venus, Jupiter and Saturn with the late spring southern constellations at 10:30 p.m., June 10, 2015. Created using Stellarium.  Click on image to enlarge.

The planets through a telescope

The evening planets using the same magnification at 10:30 p.m., June 10, 2015. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts). Click on image to enlarge.

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