Friday, May 24, 2019
(day 144 of the year)

Sunset tonight: 8:21 pm EDT and rises tomorrow at 6:22 am EDT

L:ast Quarter Moon ... rise at 11:26 am

Evening Planets: (Western & Southern Sky)
Mercury (In Solar Glare: Mag = -1.99 ... set 8:42 pm
Mars (Dull Ruddy Red: Mag = +1.74) ... set: 10:49 pm

Nighttime planets:
Jupiter (Very Bright: Mag = -2.39) ... rise 9:35 pm
Saturn (Mag = +0.21) ... rise 11:36 pm

Morning planets: (Eastern Sky)
Neptune (Need Telescope to see: Mag = +7.88) ... rise: 2:45 am
Uranus (Need Telescope to see: Mag = +5.92) ... rise 4:48 am
Venus (Extremely Bright: Mag = -3.65) ... rise 5:16 am

Note about Magnitudes:
The lower the number the brighter the object. For example, the sun's magnitude is -26, the full moon is -12, Venus: -4. The brightest star in the nighttime sky is Sirius at -1.5 while the stars of the Big Dipper are around +1. Polaris, the 'North Star' is rather dim at +2.0. The dimmist stars that you can see in a very dark area are around +5.

Transit: The time when the object is directly due south and highest in the sky. This is also known as the 'Meridian' and the time of culmination

High Noon (Sun highest in sky ... due south) 1:21 pm

All times are for Savannah. Add 1 minute for about every 15 miles westward.

Space Station Viewing Times