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07/17/2014 – Ephemeris – The constellation Cygnus the swan

July 17, 2014

Ephemeris for Thursday, July 17th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 10 minutes, setting at 9:23.   The moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 12:25 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:14.  |  Fairly high in the east at 11 p.m. Is the constellation of Cygnus the swan, flying south through the Milky Way.  It is also called the Northern Cross.  At the left, the tail of the swan or the head of the cross is the bright star Deneb, one of the stars of the Summer Triangle.  The next star right is Sadr the intersection of the body and the wings of the swan seen in flight, or the intersection of the two pieces of the cross.  There are two or three stars farther to the right that delineate the swan’s long neck or upright of the cross, that ends with the star Alberio in the beak of the swan or foot of the cross.  The crosspiece of the cross extends to the stars on either side of the intersection star Sadr, while the swan’s wings extend to a couple more stars each.

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


CygnusTheSwan Created using Stellarium.

CygnusTheSwan Created using Stellarium.

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