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11/09/2021 – Ephemeris – The Moon, Saturn and the return to standard time

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This is Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Tuesday, November 9th. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 48 minutes, setting at 5:20, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:33. The Moon, 2 days before first quarter, will set at 9:48 this evening.

Ever since new moon, the Moon has been moving eastward each night. It will be approaching Saturn tonight, and pass south or below Saturn at mid-morning tomorrow. By tomorrow night, the Moon will have moved just past Saturn, on its way toward Jupiter. The return to standard time since Sunday has darkened our evenings and lightened our mornings. We are about 30 days from the earliest sunset on December 9th, just 18 minute earlier than tonight’s sunset. Our sunrise has a longer time to go to reach last week’s late sunrise times, all the way to January second. Thanks to Congress’s messing around with it, we are on daylight saving time for a longer part of the year than standard time. Don’t get me started.

The astronomical event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan (EST, UT – 5 hours). They may be different for your location.


Viewing the Moon’s passage by Saturn and Jupiter for three nights, November 9, 10 and 11, 2021. Created using Stellarium, and GIMP.