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01/27/2021 – Ephemeris – Let’s have a lookout for the naked-eye planets for this week

27 Jan 2021, 05:01 UTC
01/27/2021 – Ephemeris – Let’s have a lookout for the naked-eye planets for this week
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This is Ephemeris for Wednesday, January 27th. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 37 minutes, setting at 5:44, and it will rise tomorrow at 8:05. The Moon, 1 day before full, will set at 8:23 tomorrow morning.
Let’s have a lookout for the naked-eye planets for this week. Mercury will be low in the west-southwestern sky around 6:15 pm or about a half hour after sunset. It will set at 7:18 pm. Saturn and Jupiter are too close to the direction of the Sun to be seen. Saturn has passed into the morning sky, while Jupiter will pass behind the Sun tomorrow. Neither of these planets are visible. It will be a month or more before even Saturn will be visible in the morning twilight. Mars can be found quite high in the south at 7 pm. It will actually be due south at 6:43 tonight. Mars is increasing its speed eastward through the constellation of Aries the ram and will set at 1:52 am. Venus will be hard to spot in the morning twilight after it rises at 7:26 am tomorrow.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may ...

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