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11/10/2020 – Ephemeris – Mercury will reach it greatest separation from the Sun in the morning today

10 Nov 2020, 05:01 UTC
11/10/2020 – Ephemeris – Mercury will reach it greatest separation from the Sun in the morning today
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This is Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Tuesday, November 10th. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 45 minutes, setting at 5:19, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:35. The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 2:42 tomorrow morning.
Mercury will reach its greatest western elongation from the Sun near noon today (17:00 UT). That means it was visible this morning before sunrise in the east. And will be visible again tomorrow morning. The next Mercury greatest elongation will be January 24th, next year. It will be a greatest eastern elongation, which will be visible in the western sky in the evening after sunset. So western elongations are seen in the east and eastern elongations are seen in the west. The “from the Sun” is usually omitted in astronomical lists of events, but implied. Sounds a bit confusing, but it makes weird sense. Mercury’s morning appearance will last about a week before it get too low to easily spot, below and left of Venus.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
Addendum
Mercury, Venus, Moon tomorrow morning November 11, 2020 at 6:30 ...

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