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01/25/2017 – Ephemeris – Two planets on the morning and two in the evening

January 25, 2017

Ephemeris for Wednesday, January 25th.  The Sun will rise at 8:08.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 5:42.  The Moon, 2 days before new, will rise at 6:56 tomorrow morning.

Let’s check out the bright planets for this week.  Saturn can be glimpsed this morning at 7 a.m.  It will rise tomorrow at 5:25 in the east-southeast.  Jupiter can be seen in the south-southwest this morning above the star Spica in Virgo.  Jupiter will rise tomorrow at 12:14 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 10:14.  Venus itself will set at 9:47 p.m.  Venus exhibits a dazzling fat crescent in small telescopes now, but a month from now as it gets closer to Earth the thinning crescent will be big enough to be seen in binoculars.

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 25, 2017. The Moon shows as a big blob when it’s really a very thin crescent. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic Jupiter

Jupiter and its moons as they might be seen in a telescope at 7 a.m. this morning January 25, 2016. Though Europa is transiting the face of Jupiter it will not really be visible against the face of Jupiter. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

Jupiter satellite events for 2017 can be fund here:  http://www.projectpluto.com/jevent.htm.

Telescopic Saturn

Saturn and its moon Titan as they might be seen in a telescope at 7 a.m. this morning, January 25, 2016. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

Evening planets

Venus, and Mars in the evening twilight of about 50 minutes after sunset. 6:30 p.m. January 25, 2017. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium.

Telscopic Venus

Venus as it might appear in a telescope tonight January 25, 2016. I processed the image to overexpose it as it would appear in a telescope. Created using Stellarium.

Planets and Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night starting with sunset on the right on January 25, 2017. The night ends on the left with sunrise on January 26.  Click on image to enlarge.  Created using my LookingUp program.

Planets and Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night starting with sunset on the right on January 25, 2017. The night ends on the left with sunrise on January 26. Click on image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

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