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06/07/2012 – Ephemeris – The constellation of Corona Borealis

June 7, 2012

Ephemeris for Thursday, June 7th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 27 minutes, setting at 9:25.   The moon, 3 days past full, will rise at 12:07 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 5:57.

High in the southeast at 10:30 p.m. can be found a rather small arc of stars just east of the kite shaped constellation of Boötes with the bright star Arcturus at the bottom.  It’s called Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown.  There is a Southern Crown, Corona Australis, just below the Teapot of Sagittarius,  a late summer constellation, which barely rises above the horizon here.  This semi-circle of stars was to the Greeks the crown bestowed to Princess Ariadne daughter of King Minos of Crete after she had helped the Greek Theseus escape from the Labyrinth of the Minotaur.  To the Native Americans around here it was the sweat lodge, and to the Australian Aborigines it was the boomerang whenever it rose over their northern horizon.

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

Addendum

Corona Borealis with Boötes

Corona Borealis with Boötes at 10:30 p.m.  Created with Stellarium.

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