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09/16/2015 – Ephemeris – Looking for Saturn in the evening and Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the morning

September 16, 2015

Ephemeris for Wednesday, September 16th.  The Sun will rise at 7:22.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 29 minutes, setting at 7:52.   The Moon, 3 days past new, will set at 9:32 this evening.

Lets look for the bright planets for this week.  Saturn is alone in the evening sky spotted by 9 p.m. low in the southwestern sky near the bright star Antares to its left.  Antares has a reddish hue, while Saturn is brighter and yellowish.  Both these colors are enhanced by being low to the horizon.  Saturn will set at 10:39 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.  Much dimmer Mars will rise at 4:48 a.m. in the east-northeast.  Jupiter is beginning to be visible in the morning sky and will rise at 5:57, almost an hour before the Sun.  Mercury, though in the evening sky, sets too soon after the Sun to be visible.

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

Addendum

Saturn and the Moon

Saturn and the Moon with the Sagittarius teapot pouring its tea on the tail of Scorpius at 9 p.m. September 16, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The moon as it might be seen in binoculars at 9 p.m. September 16, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Saturn

What Saturn and its moons might appear like in a telescope at 9 p.m., September 16, 2015. Small telescopes will show only the moon Titan. Created using Stellarium.

Morning Planets

Venus, Mars and Jupiter with the star Regulus in morning twilight at 6:30 a.m. September 17, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Venus

Venus through a telescope – September 17, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Sunrise-Sunset

This is a chart showing the sunrise and sunset skies for September 16, 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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