09/30/2015 – Saturn is really alone in the evening sky now – Mercury is leaving today
Ephemeris for Wednesday, September 30th. The Sun will rise at 7:39. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 7:25. The Moon, 3 days past full, will rise at 9:20 this evening.
Lets look at the planets for this last day of September. Saturn is alone in the evening sky spotted by 8:30 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 9:47 p.m. The rest of the planet action has moved to the morning sky. Venus, the morning star, will rise at 4 a.m. a bit north of east. Much dimmer Mars will rise at 4:39 a.m. in the east-northeast. Jupiter is beginning to be visible in the morning sky and will rise at 5:17 in the east-northeast. The three will be closing together in the coming weeks. Mercury is at inferior conjunction with the Sun today.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.