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09/30/2015 – Saturn is really alone in the evening sky now – Mercury is leaving today

September 30, 2015

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.



Saturn and two zodiacal constellations at October 1, 2015  Created using Stellarium.


Moring planets

Venus, Mars and Jupiter and the bright st star Regulus at 6:30 a.m. October 1, 2015. Creating using Stellarium.

Telescopic planets

The Bright Planets, in order of appearance as seen with the same telescope magnification. Created using Cartes du Ciel.

Sinrise/Sunset Planet Chart

This is a chart showing the sunrise and sunset skies for September 30, 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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