Today is Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ... Day 339 of the Year

Sunset at 5:19 pm EST and rise at 7:11 am EST
Last Quarter Moon ... rise at 1:00 am ... Distance: 251,200 Miles

Evening Planets: (Western & Southern Sky)
Mercury (In Twilight: Mag: -0.42) ... set 6:41 pm
Saturn (Dull Yellow: Mag: +0.76) ... set 11:12 pm

Nighttime planets:
Neptune (Need Telescope to see: Mag: 7.84) ... set 1:03 am
Jupiter (Very Bright White: Mag: -2.58) ... set 4:16 am
Uranus (Need Telescope to see: Mag: +5.67) ... set 5:22 am

Morning planets: (Eastern Sky)
Venus (Extremely Bright: Mag: -4.04) ... rise 3:50 am
Mars (Dull Ruddy Red: Mag: +1.43) ... rise 6:48 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

Solar Noon (Sun highest in sky ... due south) 12:15 pm

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

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