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11/22/2019 – Ephemeris – Jupiter and Venus will appear to cross paths this weekend

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Ephemeris for Friday, November 22nd. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 20 minutes, setting at 5:08, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:49. The Moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:55 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow night the planet Venus will be just below Jupiter low in the southwestern sky not long after sunset. Jupiter is retreating toward the Sun four times faster than Venus is advancing from the Sun. Jupiter will pass in conjunction with the Sun on December 27th and enter the morning sky. Venus after this will pass Saturn on December 11th. It will become Christmas Star this year. Venus will continue moving away from the Sun until March 24th next year. While Venus is hanging around low on the western horizon now, in winter and most of spring it will be high in the western sky after sunset, our Evening Star. Saturn itself will pass into the morning sky January 13th.

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


Jupiter-Venus conjunction

Jupiter-Venus conjunction animation for 6 p.m. from Friday thru Monday November 22-25, 2019. Click on image to enlarge. Created using Stellarium and GIMP.