11/24/2015 – Ephemeris – The bright planets are all in the morning sky
Ephemeris for Tuesday, November 24th. The Sun will rise at 7:51. It’ll be up for 9 hours and 16 minutes, setting at 5:07. The Moon, 1 day before full, will set at 7:10 tomorrow morning.
Let’s check out the whereabouts of the bright naked eye planets a day early this week because of Thursday’s occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon that I want to talk about tomorrow. Saturn and Mercury are too close to the direction of the Sun to be seen now. In the morning sky there are three bright planets. Jupiter will be the first to rise, at 1:30 a.m. in the east-northeast. Mars will rise next at 2:59 a.m. in the east, followed by Venus at 3:56 a.m. also in the east. Mars lies in line between Venus below and Jupiter above, a bit more than a third the way from Venus to Jupiter. Jupiter and Mars will continue to pull away from Venus. Jupiter will meet up with Venus again next year in a very close conjunction in late August. Venus is also approaching the bright star Spica in Virgo the virgin which is now below it.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.