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10/26/2016 – Ephemeris – Bright planet count: 1 in the morning, 3 in the evening, 1 behind the Sun

October 26, 2016

Ephemeris for Wednesday, October 26th.  The Sun will rise at 8:13.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 26 minutes, setting at 6:39.  The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 5:03 tomorrow morning.

Low in the east this morning at 7 Jupiter can be glimpsed in the twilight.  Jupiter’s rose this morning at 6:09 a.m.  Venus, Saturn and Mars are in the evening sky. Venus is briefly visible after sunset, low in the west-southwest.  It will set at 8:16 p.m.  Venus is still moving a bit southward and will still be hugging the southwestern horizon for the next month or so, but it’s high enough to spot with a reasonably low horizon.  Saturn is above and left of Venus,  It will set at 8:44 p.m.  Mars can be seen in the darkened sky after Venus sets.  Mars is way out to the left of Saturn, above and left of the setting Teapot of Sagittarius at 9 p.m. in the southwest.  Mars will set at 11:08 p.m.  Mercury will pass behind the Sun tomorrow.

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

Addendum

The evening planets in twilight

The evening planets in twilight at 7:30 p.m. Venus and Mars are easily spotter, but Saturn is problematic. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and the Moon and the morning

Jupiter and the Moon at 7 a.m. this morning, October 26, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The Moon as it might appear in binoculars at 7 a.m. this morning, October 26, 2016. The Mood will also show a faint earthshine on its normally hidden light side to the right of the crescent. Created using Stellarium.

Planets and Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night

Planets and Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night starting with sunset on the right on October 26, 2016. The night ends on the left with sunrise on October 27. If you are using Firefox right-click on the image and select View Image to enlarge the image. That goes for all the large images. Created using my LookingUp program.

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