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03/27/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking for and at the bright planets for this week

March 27, 2019

Ephemeris for Wednesday, March 27th. Today the Sun will be up for 12 hours and 30 minutes, setting at 8:03, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:31. The Moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 3:33 tomorrow morning.

Let’s look at the planets for this week. Mars will be in the western sky this evening, below the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, star cluster. It will pass to the left of the Pleiades Saturday night. Tonight, however, it will set at 12:34 a.m. In the morning sky we have Jupiter which will rise tomorrow at 2:29 a.m. in the east-southeast. It is second to Venus in brightness. Saturn will be next to rise at 4:14 a.m., also in the east-southeast. Venus will rise at 6:20 a.m. also in the east-southeast. By 7 in the morning they will be strung out from the southeast to the south, with the last quarter Moon between Jupiter and Saturn. The Moon will pass Saturn early Friday morning before it rises and will be seen then to the left of Saturn.

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

Addendum

Mars passing the Pleiades

Mars tiptoeing past the Pleiades nightly from March 26th to April 1st, 2019. Looking west. Created using Stellarium and GIMP.

Morning planets

Morning planets and the Moons at 6:45 a.m. tomorrow March 28, 2019. Click on the image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The moon as it might appear in binoculars tomorrow morning, March 28, 2019. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic planets

Jupiter, Saturn and Venus with the same magnification at 6:45 a.m. tomorrow morning March 28, 2019. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

Planets and the Moon on a single night

Planets and the Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night starting with sunset on the right on March 27, 2019. The night ends on the left with sunrise on the 28th. Click on the image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

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