04/19/2017 – Ephemeris – Let’s take our weekly look at the bright planets
Ephemeris for Wednesday, April 19th. The Sun rises at 6:51. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 41 minutes, setting at 8:32. The Moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 3:44 tomorrow morning.
Let’s take our Wednesday weekly look at the bright planets. Mars is still in the west after sunset and fading. It’s near the Pleiades star cluster now. It will set at 11:06 p.m. Coming to dominate the evening sky low in the southeast in evening twilight is Jupiter. It’s seen near the bright blue-white star Spica this year. At 6 a.m. Jupiter is still hanging on very low on the western horizon, and will set at 6:36 a.m. At the same time Saturn be about due south. It will rise in the east-southeast at 1:38 a.m. tomorrow. The Moon will be seen in the southeast at that hour. Venus will be low in the east at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning after rising at 5:22 a.m. It will appear as a tiny crescent moon in binoculars.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.