10/14/2015 – Ephemeris – The planet get together in the morning
Ephemeris for Wednesday, October 14th. The Sun will rise at 7:56. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 3 minutes, setting at 7:00. The Moon, 2 days past new, will set at 8:06 this evening.
Lets see what’s happening with the bright planets. Saturn is alone in the evening sky spotted by 8 p.m. low in the west-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 8:56 p.m. The rest of the planets are in the morning sky and seeing more action. Brilliant Venus, the morning star, will rise at 4 a.m. a bit north of east. Below and left of Venus is bright Jupiter, though not as bright as Venus. Above it tomorrow is dim Mars. They will pass each other on Saturday. Jupiter will rise at 4:37 preceded by 7 minutes by Mars. Mercury is way below these, but brightening. It will rise at 6:20.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.