07/29/2015 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets tonight
Ephemeris for Wednesday, July 29th. The Sun rises at 6:25. It’ll be up for 14 hours and 47 minutes, setting at 9:12. The Moon, 2 days before full, will set at 5:36 tomorrow morning.
Lets take a look at the bright planets for this week. Our evening stars Venus and Jupiter are together in the west by 9:30 p.m. with Jupiter above and right of Venus. Venus will set at 9:46 with Jupiter 23 minutes later. Venus will slide down to the Sun faster and faster in the coming weeks leaving Jupiter behind for a while. Venus will take 17 days to slide past the Sun. Jupiter though will take 28 days, so Venus will pass it again around August 4th when both are too close to the horizon and Sun to spot. There’s a third conjunction of these two in October in the morning sky with Mars nearby. Saturn is in the south in the evening twilight. It will set at 1:48 a.m. Even small telescopes can see Saturn’s rings.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.