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03/06/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking at the bright naked eye planets for this week

6 Mar 2019, 05:01 UTC
03/06/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking at the bright naked eye planets for this week
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Ephemeris for Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 25 minutes, setting at 6:36, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:10. The Moon is new today, and won’t be visible.
Let’s look at the planets for this week. We have two evening planets visible now. Tiny and elusive Mercury is really hard to spot low in the west from about 7 p.m. until it sets at 7:52 p.m. It is fading fast. Binoculars are the only way to spot it now. Mars will be in the west-southwestern sky this evening and will set at 11:42 p.m. Mars too is fading. In the morning sky we have Jupiter which will rise tomorrow at 2:45 a.m. It is second to Venus in brightness. Saturn will be next to rise at 4:32 a.m. It will be to the upper right of Venus which will rise at 5:32 a.m. tomorrow. By 6 in the morning they will be string out from the southeast to the south. They will be a beautiful sight as morning twilight advances.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
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