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09/04/2015 – Ephemeris – Astronomy tonight, occultation after midnight

September 4, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, September 4th.  The Sun will rise at 7:08.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 8:14.   The Moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 12:10 tomorrow morning.

This evening at 8 p.m. the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory featuring a talk by observatory director Jerry Dobek about the deep sky wonders visible in small telescopes from Charles Messier’s catalog.   At 9 p.m. there will be a star party featuring Saturn and some of these wonders in the summer Milky Way.  Not part of the star party, the Moon will rise about 12:10 a.m. covering or occulting the bright star Aldebaran.  For northwest lower Michigan. Aldebaran should pop into view at the Moon’s dark upper edge at around 12:40 a.m.  The exact time is dependent on your actual location, so go out 5 minutes before.  [http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/bstar/0905zc692.htm]

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

Addendum

Here’s a website where the occultation of Aldebaran is covered, including a map of the area where it may be viewed.  This includes Europe.

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