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12/07/2015 – Ephemeris – Today the Moon will pass in front of the planet Venus

December 7, 2015

Ephemeris for Monday, December 7th.  The Sun will rise at 8:06.  It’ll be up for 8 hours and 56 minutes, setting at 5:02.   The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 5:04 tomorrow morning.

The Moon will pass in front of Venus between about 12:20 p.m. and 1:27 p.m. for the Interlochen, Traverse City Area.  Times will vary as much as 5 minutes over the IPR listening area. Some sort of telescopic aid is needed to see Venus and the crescent Moon in daylight.  The crescent Moon is quite faint, though Venus should be easier to spot because it’s brighter.  I have a special post on my blog dated Saturday December 5th..  It’s titled Venus Occultation December 7, 2015 from Northern Michigan with all the details.  My blog is bobmoler.wordpress.com, or do an Internet search for Bob Moler, That’s Moler spelled M-O-L-E-R, no extra letters.  And hope for clear skies.

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

Addendum

Animation

Animation of the occultation. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts) and GIMP.

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