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01/31/2014 – Ephemeris – Previewing February skies

January 31, 2014

Ephemeris for Friday, January 31st.  The sun will rise at 8:02.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 47 minutes, setting at 5:50.   The moon, 1 day past new, will set at 7:18 this evening.

Lets look ahead at the short month of February.  It’s so short that this year it has no new moons.  To make up for it both January and March have two.  We’re in the depths of winter but the sun is continuing its return to northern climes.  This is reflected in the increase in daylight hours, from 9 hours 50 minutes tomorrow to 11 hours 7 minutes on the 28th.  These times are for the Interlochen/Traverse City area.  Durations are slightly shorter in the northern part of our listening area and slightly longer to the south.. As the month goes on the weather should generally warm up, though this year who knows what will happen.  Mercury is seen early for the next week or so and Jupiter are seen in the evening along with all the wonderful constellations of winter.

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

Addendum

Star Chart

A star chart for February 15th at 9 p.m. Add a half hour to every week before the 15th and subtract and hour for every week after the 15th. Created using my LookingUp program.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here

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