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11/09/2016 – Ephemeris – Your mid-week bright planet report

November 9, 2016

Ephemeris for Wednesday, November 9th.  The Sun will rise at 7:32.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 48 minutes, setting at 5:20.  The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 2:23 tomorrow morning.

Low in the east-southeast at 6 a.m. Jupiter can be glimpsed in the morning twilight.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 4:25 a.m.  We are approaching Jupiter, though it’s 5 times Earth’s distance from the Sun and will pass it April 7th.  Venus, Saturn and Mars are in the evening sky. At 6 p.m. these planets will be seen in the southwest and low in the sky.  Venus will be the brightest, Saturn might be picked out of the twilight to the right and a bit below Venus, and Mars will be higher to the left.  Saturn will set first at 6:54, with Venus setting a half and hour later at 7:24.  Mars will hang on a bit longer and will set at 10:07.  Venus is almost at its farthest south in the sky, and will be slowly heading northward for the rest of it’s evening appearance.

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

Addendum

Evening planets in twilight

The evening planets in twilight in the southwestern sky at 6 p.m. November 9, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Mars and the Moon

Looking south at Mars, two bright stars, and the Moon at 8 p.m. November 9, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The Moon as it might be seen in binoculars at 8 p.m. November 9, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter rising

Jupiter in the morning sky at 6:30 a.m. November 10, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter and its Galilean moons, as they might be seen in a telescope at 6 a.m. November 11, 2016. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).  Note the image is not inverted.

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 November 9, 2016. The night ends on the left with sunrise on November 10. 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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