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07/25/2014 – Ephemeris – Tomorrow’s viewing event at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

July 25, 2014 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, July 25th.  The sun rises at 6:21.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 54 minutes, setting at 9:15.   The moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 6:17 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for observations of the Sun, planets and the rest of the heavens.  Sleeping Bear  The venue on Saturday will be on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at the Dunes Overlook, Stop #3 clouds permitting.  Hazy or partly cloudy skies are acceptable. There will be observation of the Sun from 4 to 6 p.m. and viewing of the night sky from 9 to 11 p.m.    For the solar part of the afternoon the park rangers have neat models of the sun and its prominences.  The planets visible will be Mars and Saturn, and by 10:30 the constellations will be visible to view the wonders they contain and the ancient stories they represent.

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


Photo 1

Looking through the 25 inch Dobsonian telescope at Stop #3. This was in October, so it maybe warmer in July. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.

Photo 2

One of the other telescopes at the Stop #3 event in October a few years ago. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.