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09/19/2014 – Ephemeris – Astronomical events for Saturday local and far off

September 19, 2014

Ephemeris for Friday, September 19th.  The sun will rise at 7:26.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 19 minutes, setting at 7:45.   The moon, 4 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:59 tomorrow morning.

Saturday will be a big day for astronomical viewing, if it’s clear.  Tomorrow’s events start early with the planet Jupiter just above and right of the thin crescent moon.  They will be visible by 6 a.m.  During the day the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be at the Leland Heritage Celebration.  That runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on River Street  in Leland.  Weather permitting the Sun will be in view with some giveaway items for the kids even if it’s cloudy.  At night starting at 9 p.m. will be a star party at Northwestern Michigan’s Rogers Observatory.  Being the dark of the moon the wonders of the summer Milky Way will be in view if it’s clear.  An alternate program will be presented if it’s cloudy.

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

Addendum

Jupiter and the moon

Jupiter and the moon at 6 a.m. Saturday September 20, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

Arrrr!  Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day mateys. Just in time for the Schooner tall ship Festival in Traverse City this weekend.

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