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