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01/11/2017 – Ephemeris – Three bright planets in the morning, two in the evening

January 11, 2017

Ephemeris for Wednesday, January 11th.  The Sun will rise at 8:17.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 5:23.  The Moon, 1 day before full, will set at 8:06 tomorrow morning.

Let’s check out the bright planets for this week.  Saturn can be glimpsed now in the morning, rising at 6:13 in the east-southeast.  Mercury is following Saturn and very hard to spot, rising at 6:40 this morning.  Jupiter can be glimpsed even as the sky brightens at 7 a.m. this morning when it’s in the south above the star Spica in Virgo.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 1:05 a.m.  Venus and Mars are in the evening sky. At 6:30 p.m. these planets will be seen in the southwestern sky.  Venus is unmistakable as the brilliant evening star,  Mars will be above and left of it and much dimmer and will set at 10:13..  Venus itself will set at 9:28 p.m.  Venus is slowly heading northward for the rest of it’s evening appearance, and is moving higher in the sky, and will reach its greatest eastern elongation or separation from the Sun tomorrow.

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

Addendum

Morning planets

Jupiter in the south above the star Spica with Saturn and Mercury peeking over the horizon in the southeast at 7 a.m. this morning, January 11, 2017. Created using Stellarium.

Jupiter and moons

Jupiter and its moons this morning and tomorrow morning, Created using Stellarium.

Evening Planets

Venus, and Mars in the evening twilight of about an hour and three-quarters after sunset. 7 p.m. January 11, 2017. The Moon is out of the frame in the east. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Venus

Venus in a telescope  a few hours before its greatest apparent separation from the Sun. Tonight at 7 p.m. January 11, 2017. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The Moon as it might be seen tonight, January 11, 2017. 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 January 11, 2017. The night ends on the left with sunrise on January 12. Click on image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

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