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06/07/2018 – Ephemeris- Venus passes Pollux tonight

June 7, 2018

Ephemeris for Thursday, June 7th. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 28 minutes, setting at 9:25, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:57. The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 3:10 tomorrow morning.

The planet Venus will be passing the last of the bright winter stars tonight. That star is Pollux in Gemini the twins, which will appear below and to the left of the much brighter Venus. As Venus moves about the Sun in our evening sky it will pass other bright first magnitude stars that are near the ecliptic, the path of the Sun and also near the paths of the Moon and planets. On July 9th it will pass Regulus in Leo the Lion. Then on September 1st it will pass Spica in Virgo the Virgin. That will be the last of the first magnitude stars it will pass during its evening appearance this year. Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun on October 26th, leaving the evening sky and entering the morning sky.

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


Path of Venus

The path of Venus against the stars and constellations. This image ignores the Sun, Moon and other planets. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

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