10/07/2015 – Ephemeris – Saturn lingers in the evening, but the planet action is in the morning
Ephemeris for Wednesday, October 7th. The Sun will rise at 7:47. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 24 minutes, setting at 7:12. The Moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:34 tomorrow morning.
Lets see what’s happening with the bright planets. 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 9:22 p.m. The rest of the planet action in the morning sky is getting interesting. Brilliant Venus, the morning star, will rise at 3:58 a.m. a bit north of east. Tomorrow it will be at its greatest separation from the sun and start to fall back. The Moon will be near Venus tomorrow morning. The star Regulus is near Venus. Much dimmer Mars, brighter Jupiter and finally Mercury will rise at 4:35, 4:57 and 6:37 respectively.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.