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03/13/2015 – Ephemeris – Leo rising

March 13, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, March 13th.  The Sun will rise at 7:59.  It’ll be up for 11 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 7:46.   The Moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 3:35 tomorrow morning.

The constellation Leo the lion is now rising in the east at 9 pm.  It’s below and left of the Big Dipper higher up in the east-northeast.  Leo is marked by two sets of easily recognizable stars.  The front of him is a backward question mark of stars, also known as the Sickle that mark his head and mane, along with the front part of his body.  Regulus is the star at the bottom of that backwards question mark.  It’s the Little King Star.  Jupiter this year is above right if it.  The hind end of him is a triangle of stars ending with another bright star, but not as bright as Regulus.  It’s Denebola which means Lion’s tail.  It is thought when the sun was in this constellation long ago that the lions were driven by the heat to quench their thirst in the Nile river.   Ancients physicians thought medicines were poison when the sun was here too.

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

Addendum

Leo rising

Leo rising in the east behind Jupiter at 9 p.m. on March 13, 2015. Created using Stellarium.

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