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

27 Mar 2019, 04:01 UTC
03/27/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking for and at the bright planets for this week
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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.
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