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04/03/2015 – Ephemeris – Learn about meteorites tonight

April 3, 2015

Ephemeris for Good Friday, Friday, April 3rd.  The Sun will rise at 7:20.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 52 minutes, setting at 8:12.   The Moon, 1 day before full, will set at 7:24 tomorrow morning.

Meteorites will be the topic given by Joe Brooks local meteorite expert and collector at this evening’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory.  He even has a meteorite that’s pretty much been proven to be from the asteroid Vesta.  Today we are all too aware that stones and even bigger asteroids can collide with the earth.    Everyone is welcome.  Also at 9 p.m. there will be a star party at the observatory.  The observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road between Garfield and Keystone roads.  Remember also the partial lunar eclipse tomorrow morning starting at 6:15 a.m.  The society and the observatory will not hold an event for it.

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

Addendum

If you missed yesterday’s post about tomorrow morning’s lunar eclipse, click here.

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