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09/26/2013 – Ephemeris – The Milky Way is crossing overhead

September 26, 2013

Ephemeris for Thursday, September 26th.  The sun will rise at 7:34.  It’ll be up for 11 hours and 57 minutes, setting at 7:31.   The moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 12:17 tomorrow morning.  |  At 10 this evening the Milky Way will pass directly overhead.  The bright star Deneb of the Summer Triangle and at the head of the Northern Cross is directly overhead at that time.  Deneb is incidentally the tail of Cygnus the swan.  The Milky Way stretches from the northeast to the southwest where the Teapot of Sagittarius is tipping, pouring out its tea on the horizon.  The Milky Way can be enjoyed with the naked eye, binoculars or telescope.  With the naked eye, we see it as the pre-scientific cultures did.  The Milky way was a pathway of milk, the path that the American Indian warriors journeyed to the hereafter, the stars their camp fires shining in the night.  In reality it is what we can see of our galaxy.

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

Addendum

Milky Way

The Milky Way crosses the sky overhead at 10 p.m., September 26, 2013. Horizon to horizon view. Created using Stellarium.

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