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10/21/2014 – Ephemeris – There’s a star party tonight at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

October 21, 2014

Ephemeris for Tuesday, October 21st.  The sun will rise at 8:05.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 42 minutes, setting at 6:47.   The moon, 2 days before new, will rise at 6:44 tomorrow morning.

Tonight if it’s clear the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will join the rangers at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for their 44th anniversary celebration with a star party  at Stop number 3, the Dunes Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m. featuring the wonders still visible among the northern summer stars along with those appearing in the autumn skies.  To get a heads up on the status of the star party call 231-326-4700, extension. 5005, for a message after 4 p.m.  The Orionid meteor shower is also at peak now with the meteors seeming to come from between the constellations Orion and Gemini.  The Orionids are visible from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.  The Orionids will be visible in diminishing numbers through the first week in November.

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

Addendum

Views from the anniversary party in 2010.  Credit:  Eileen Carlisle.

Views from the anniversary star party in 2010. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.

Views from the anniversary party in 2010.  Credit:  Eileen Carlisle.

Views from the anniversary star party in 2010. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.

Views from the anniversary party in 2010.  Credit:  Eileen Carlisle.

Views from the anniversary star party in 2010. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.

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