Ephemeris for Wednesday, April 12th. The Sun will rise at 7:03. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 20 minutes, setting at 8:23. The Moon, 1 day past full, will rise at 9:53 this evening.
Tonight is Yuri’s Night the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first human orbital flight in 1961. Now celebrated around the world. Mars is still in the west after sunset and fading. It will set at 11:08 p.m. Coming to dominate the evening sky low in the east in evening twilight is Jupiter. It will rise to be low in the east-southeast at 10 p.m. At 6 a.m. Jupiter is still hanging on in the western sky, and will be below and right of the Moon at that time. At the same time Saturn be about due south. It will rise in the east-southeast at 1:38 a.m. tomorrow. Venus is beginning to make an appearance in the morning sky. It will rise at 5:40 tomorrow morning but will have to compete with the ever brightening twilight in the morning, but each morning it will rise about 6 minutes earlier.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.