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11/30/2016 – Ephemeris – The bright planets this morning and tonight

November 30, 2016

Ephemeris for Wednesday, November 30th.  The Sun will rise at 7:59.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 4 minutes, setting at 5:03.  The Moon, 1 day past new, will set at 6:23 this evening.

In the east-southeast before 7:30 these mornings. Jupiter can be glimpsed in the morning twilight.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 3:23 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 7:59.  Mars will hang on a bit longer and will set at 10:09.  Mars’ setting time hasn’t changed much in the last month and a half.  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 is moving higher in the sky.

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

Addendum

Evening planets

The evening planets of Venus and Mars at 6:30 p.m., November 30, 2016. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and the morning stars

Jupiter with the coming spring constellations and the setting winter ones at 6:30 a.m., December 1, 2016. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter and Galilean satellites at 6:30 a.m., December 1, 2016. Europa is labeled, but just behind the planet. It will appear at 6:43 a.m. 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 30, 2016. The night ends on the left with sunrise on December 1. Click on image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

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