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08/07/2015 – Ephemeris – An opportunity to view the heavens tonight

August 7, 2015 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, August 7th.  The Sun rises at 6:35.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 25 minutes, setting at 9:00.   The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 1:27 tomorrow morning.

Tonight the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host a star party at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory.  Featured if weather permits will be the planet Saturn and some of the wonders of the summer Milky Way.  In any case we’ll be previewing the skies of August and September, what I consider the richest part of the heavens.  It has more beautiful sights than the skies of winter, that everyone raves about.  The observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road opening at 9 p.m.  The star party at the Sleeping Bear Dunes originally slated for tomorrow has been canceled due to the damage from last Sunday’s storm.  The next star party at the Dunes will be September 12th at the Dune Climb.

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