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11/05/2015 – Ephemeris – The Moon will be among the morning planets in the next two days

November 5, 2015

Ephemeris for Thursday, November 5th.  The Sun will rise at 7:25.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 0 minutes, setting at 5:26.   The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 2:23 tomorrow morning.

Over the next two mornings the Moon will pass, first, the planet Jupiter and then on Saturday Mars and Venus.  These will be readily visible at 6 a.m. and less so at 7 a.m. when twilight is brighter.  This month and next we will have two times the Moon will actually pass in front of another bright celestial object.  Both will occur in the morning.  These events are called occultations.  The first will be an occultation of the bright star Aldebaran, the bright star in Taurus the bull, which I sometimes call the bull’s angry bloodshot eye.  That will occur on the morning of November 26th.  The next will be really spectacular.  On December 7th the crescent Moon will occult the planet Venus.  I’ll keep you updated on both these events.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

Addendum

 

Moon and morning planets

Animation of the Moon passing Jupiter tomorrow morning and Mars and Venus Saturday morning. Created using Stellarium and GIMP.

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