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11/23/2016 – Ephemeris – Now it’s two bright planets in the evening and one in the morning

November 23, 2016 Comments off

Ephemeris for Wednesday, November 23rd.  The Sun will rise at 7:50.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 16 minutes, setting at 5:07.  The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 2:55 tomorrow morning.

In the east-southeast before 7:30 these mornings. Jupiter can be glimpsed in the morning twilight.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 3:44 a.m.  We are approaching Jupiter as it appears to move away from the Sun.  We will pass it on April 7th next year.  Venus 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 lower and brighter of the two, Mars will be higher to the left.  Venus will set at 7:45.  Mars will hang on a bit longer and will set at 10:08.  Mars’ setting time hasn’t changed much in the last month. It’s losing to the Sun by only a little bit each day.  Venus is slowly heading northward for the rest of it’s evening appearance, and will be moving higher in the sky.

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


Evening planets

Venus, Mars and the constellation Capricornus at 6:30 p.m., November 23, 2016. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and the Moon

Jupiter and the Moon tomorrow morning, November 24, 2016. The Moon will pass Jupiter Thursday the 24th. With Friday’s post we’ll see that the Moon has passed Jupiter. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiters for two mornings

Jupiter and its satellites this morning and tomorrow morning at 6:30.. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

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 23, 2016. The night ends on the left with sunrise on November 24. 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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