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11/13/2019 – Ephemeris – Venus is starting to make an appearance in the evening sky

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Ephemeris for Wednesday, November 13th. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 40 minutes, setting at 5:16, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:38. The Moon, 1 day past full, will rise at 6:18 this evening.

Let’s look at the bright planets for this week. Venus is starting to make an evening appearance. It will be briefly visible low in the west-southwest before it sets at 6:28 p.m. Jupiter will be very low in the southwestern sky as it gets dark. It will set at 7:17 p.m. Jupiter is moving at nearly its fastest to the east now and next year will be where Saturn is currently. Saturn, the ringed planet, will be in the south-southwestern sky in the evening, and will set at 9:15 p.m. Next year it will be a bit farther east. Jupiter is approaching Saturn in our sky. Mars is in the morning sky and will rise in the east-southeast at 5:25 a.m. It’s not very bright because it’s 230 million (370 million km) miles away, but it’s getting slowly closer to the Earth.

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


Evening planets

Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn tonight, November 13 at 6 p.m. Created using Stellarium.

Binocular Moon

The waning gibbous Moon at 8 p.m. tonight November 13, 2019. Created using Stellarium.

Telescopic evening planets

Telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn with the same magnification at 6 p.m. tonight November 13, 2019. Venus is too close to the horizon to easily see its tiny gibbous shape. In the mrning, Mars is to tiny. Created using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

Mars in the morning

Mars in the morning at 6:30 a.m. November 14, 2019. Created using Stellarium.

Planets and the Moon on a single night sunset 110619 to sunrise 110719

Planets and the Moon at sunset and sunrise of a single night starting with sunset on the right on November 13, 2019. The night ends on the left with sunrise on the 14th. Click on the image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.