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10/03/11 – Ephemeris – More celestial events for this month

October 3, 2011

Monday, October 3rd.  The sun will rise at 7:42.  It’ll be up for 11 hours and 37 minutes, setting at 7:19.   The moon, at first quarter today, will set at 12:10 tomorrow morning.

We have more celestial happenings this month than I could enumerate last Friday.  Later on Saturday evening, if it’s clear the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will join with astronomy groups, planetariums and observatories with International Observe the Moon Night with telescopes positioned on the 200 block east Front Street in Traverse City, near the Martinek clock.  Going on that same evening will be the return of the Draconid meteor shower.  Its a favorable return of a periodic shower but interferes with by the bright moon.  However some bright meteors will be seen.  I’ll have more information and background Thursday.  Another meteor shower later this month will be the Orionids a morning shower related to Halley’s Comet.

* Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.

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