09/23/2015 – Ephemeris – One planet visible in the evening and three in the morning
Ephemeris for Wednesday, September 23rd. The Sun will rise at 7:30. It’ll be up for 12 hours and 7 minutes, setting at 7:38. The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 3:09 tomorrow morning.
Lets look at the planets for this first day of autumn. 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 10:13 p.m. The rest of the planet action has moved to the morning sky. Venus, the morning star, will rise at 4:09 a.m. a bit north of east. Much dimmer Mars will rise at 4:44 a.m. in the east-northeast. Jupiter is beginning to be visible in the morning sky and will rise at 5:37 in the east-northeast. 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.