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05/03/2013 – Ephemeris – Explore the sun and the stars tonight

May 3, 2013

Ephemeris for Friday, May 3rd.  The sun rises at 6:29.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 20 minutes, setting at 8:49.   The moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 3:39 tomorrow morning.

Yours truly will present a talk about the sun and its effects on the earth at this evening’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory starting at 8 p.m.  This is a talk that is prepared to be given to the Friendly Garden Club later this month.  It explores how the sun gets its energy and it emphases the life-giving radiation we receive from the sun and how plants, especially use it to create our green oxygenated world.  Starting at 9 p.m. Is our first of our star parties for May at the observatory.  Highlights, if its clear will be the planets Jupiter and Saturn, plus some of the bright wonders of the spring skies and maybe a star cluster or two.  All are welcome.

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

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