11/07/2016 – Ephemeris – Standard time returns for a few months
Ephemeris for Monday, November 7th. The Sun will rise at 7:29. It’ll be up for 9 hours and 53 minutes, setting at 5:22. The Moon, at first quarter today, will set at 12:09 tomorrow morning.
In these programs I usually talk about the evening sky. Now with the Sun rising later the morning sky is also accessible. Of course I have to mention it a day after sunrise was jerked back an hour by falling back to standard time, However sunrise will advance back to near what it was last week by Christmas time. The sky we’re seeing in the morning now is what we would see in the evening in late March or early April. In the morning we seen nearly in the opposite direction as in the evening, which is why we would see the stars as the will look nearly six months from now, as we orbit the Sun. In the morning, as we orbit the Sun we are looking to where we’re going on this nearly circular race track. We see Jupiter move away from the Sun as we start to overtake it. So in the evening sky we’re looking to where we’ve been, seeing Saturn falling behind, and Venus slowly overtaking us from the rear.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
Check out my November 1st post for the morning star chart.
Also check out my Ephemeris Calendar for how the time change affects the rising and setting events of the Sun and Moon.