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11/16/2016 – Ephemeris – Where are the bright planets now?

November 16, 2016

Ephemeris for Wednesday, November 16th.  The Sun will rise at 7:41.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 31 minutes, setting at 5:13.  The Moon, 2 days past full, will rise at 7:38 this evening.

Low in the east-southeast before 7:15 a.m. Jupiter can be glimpsed in the morning twilight.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 4:05 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 below Venus, and Mars will be higher to the left.  Saturn will set first at 6:30, with Venus setting at 7:33.  Mars will hang on a bit longer and will set at 10:07.  Mars’ setting time hasn’t changed from last week. Venus is 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.


Evening planets

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

Jupiter in the morning

Jupiter rising in the morning sky this morning at 7 a.m. November 19, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter and its Galilean moons, as they might be seen in a telescope at 7 a.m., this morning, November 16, 2016. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

The Moon in the evening and morning.

The Moon is visible both in the evening and the next morning. At right is the evening Moon at 8 p.m. On the left is the Moon at 7 a.m. A sharp-eyed person, with binoculars, can notice a slight change in the sunset terminator in the 11 hours between the two views. 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 November 16, 2016. The night ends on the left with sunrise on November 17. 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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