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09/09/2015 – Ephemeris – Saturn is in the evening sky but the planet action is moving to the morning

September 9, 2015

Ephemeris for Wednesday, September 9th.  The Sun will rise at 7:14.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 50 minutes, setting at 8:05.   The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 4:42 tomorrow morning.

Lets look for the bright planets for this week.  Saturn is alone in the evening sky spotted low in the southwestern sky near the bright star Antares to its left.  It will set at 11:06 p.m.  The rest of the planet action has moved to the morning sky.  Venus, the morning star, will rise at 4:42 a.m. a bit north of east.  Tomorrow morning the thin crescent Moon will appear just to the left of it.  Much dimmer Mars will be to the left of the Moon, and will rise at 4:52 a.m. in the east-northeast.  Mars will rapidly fall behind Venus.  Jupiter is beginning to be visible in the morning sky and will rise at 6:16, almost an hour before the Sun.  Mercury, though in the evening sky sets too soon after the Sun to be visible.  Jupiter is too close to the Sun on thee morning side to be seen.

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


Saturn in the evening

Saturn with the Zodiacal constellations of Libra, Scorpius and Sagittarius as the Teapot at 9:30 p.m. September 9, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Saturn

What Saturn and its moons might appear like in a telescope at 9:30 p.m., September 9, 2015. Small telescopes will show only the moon Titan. Created using Stellarium.

Venus, Moon, Mars

Looking east at Venus, the Moon and Mars at 6 a.m. September 10, 2015. Created using Stellarium.


This is a chart showing the sunrise and sunset skies for September 9, 2015 showing the location of the planets and the Moon at that time. Created using my LookingUp program. Click on the image to enlarge.

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