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11/24/2015 – Ephemeris – The bright planets are all in the morning sky

November 24, 2015

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.

Addendum

Morning Planets

Jupiter, Mars and Venus appear in the southeast at 6 a.m., November 25, 2015.
Note Comet Catalina near the Horizon. I’ll have more on it Thursday and Friday. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter

Jupiter and moons in a telescope at 6 a.m. November 25, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

Venus

Venus as seen in a telescope as seen at the same magnification as Jupiter above, at 6 a,m. November 25, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

The planets at sunrise and sunset

This is a chart showing the sunrise and sunset skies for November 24, 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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