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09/04/2014 – Ephemeris – Saturday is International Observe the Moon Night

September 4, 2014

Ephemeris for Thursday, September 4th.  The sun will rise at 7:08.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 5 minutes, setting at 8:13.   The moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 2:56 tomorrow morning.

This Saturday the 6th is International Observe the Moon Night and while some of us amateur astronomers consider it as a big street light we can’t get away from.  It does have a hold on most of the rest of the population.  It is our closest celestial body and the only one we’ve set foot on.  It contains the answers to the creation of the Earth as we know it today.  Humankind’s impact on the moon  isn’t visible from the Earth, so puny his attempts, so the Moon appears as pristine as it did to Galileo, who first studied it with his telescope.  Members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes on the sidewalk on the north side of he 200 block of Front Street near the Martinek clock. And will start showing the Moon to all comers after 9 p.m. but only if it’s clear.

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



Here’s a link to the InOMN’s annotated Moon map (pdf) for Saturday.

Here’s a link to the InOMN’s home page.  Expand the global map on the page for the location of the event nearest to you.



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